Elgar: Violin Concerto; Introduction and Allegro / Nigel Kennedy, violin; Handley

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Introduction and Allegro, for string quartet & string orchestra in G major, Op. 47
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

EMI Classics relaunches the popular EMI Master Series: The definitive series of great classical music from a trove of the most notable and revered classical recordings ever made. Available on CD and for digital download, this newly repackaged installment of 10 master celebrates EMI Classics' greatest artists, including Maria Callas, Nigel Kennedy and Itzhak Perlman. All performances in this series were recorded, mastered, or a re-mastered at the internationally renowned Abbey Road Studios in London.

The Penguin Guide
This remain Nigel Kennedy's finest achievement on record, arguably even finer than the long line of versions with star international soloists from either outside or within Britain. With Vernon Handley as guide it is a truly inspired and inspiring performance and the recording is outstandingly faithful and atmospheric.

MusicWeb International, 29th May 2013
Listening to this recording again after a number of years, and following the reading with a score, makes one realise again just how much in this performance is exactly right...Kennedy's first thoughts are admirably demonstrated in a recording and performance that belong in the collection of every Elgarian who loves this concerto.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Watford Town Hall.



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>Elgar, Edward : Introduction and Allegro, for string quartet & string orchestra in G major, Op. 47
  • Performers: Russell Gilbert (Violin); Peter Manning (Violin); Alexander Cameron (Cello); Rusen Günes (Viola)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Watford Town Hall (01/30/1983-01/31/1983)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
  • Performer: Nigel Kennedy (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Notes: Watford Town Hall (03/21/1984-03/22/1984)
  • Running Time: 53 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1910