ELGAR Enigma Variations a.o. Gardiner


Enigma Variations

In the South op. 50

Introduction and Allegro op. 47*

Sospiri op. 70**
für Streicher, Harfe und Orgel
for Strings, Harp and Organ
Rainer Keuschnig **
Küchl-Quartett *
Wiener Philharmoniker
John Eliot Gardiner
Int. Release 02 Jan. 2002
1 CD / Download
0289 463 2652 7
CD DDD 0289 463 2652 7 GH

Lista de temas

Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Wiener Philharmoniker, John Eliot Gardiner

Wiener Philharmoniker, Küchl Quartet, John Eliot Gardiner

Sospiri, Op.70

Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"


Wiener Philharmoniker, John Eliot Gardiner

Tiempo total de reproducción 1:09:49

Gardiner does a splendid job illuminating four of Elgar's early twentieth-century tone poems . . . Maestro Gardiner conveys the sweep and grandeur of each piece quite well . . . worth a listen in their own, darker, more introspective way. Needless to say, too, the Vienna Philharmonic sound wonderful . . . Gardiner displays his own merits, particularly in the lovely "Sospiri", where the strings, harp, and organ so delicately intertwine . . . ["Enigma Variations"]: Gardiner adds his own personal insights into these variations, successfully integrating them into some kind of whole rather than sounding like a collection of disparate items . . . [the recording is] nicely balanced in its frequency response, extremely smooth in its tonal response, and fairly wide ranging throughout.