Elgar's Enigma Variations

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Elgar's Enigma Variations

Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:17 pm

I'm listening to Elgar's Enigma Variations on b.com right now. Thanks!

What CD do you think has the best performance of these? I'd like to pick up a set for myself.
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Re: Elgar's Enigma Variations

Postby BigJon@Work » Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:43 am

Nobody likes these?
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Re: Elgar's Enigma Variations

Postby shostakovich » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:32 pm

I'm not crazy about Enigma, although it's very highly regarded. My recording is by Previn with the 5 Pomp & Circumstance Marches. I'm satisfied. I looked into the Penguin Guide. There's no "best", but Boult has the same combination. Boult and Jochum both have Enigma paired with Holst's Planets. Barbirolli and Rattle have Enigma paired with Falstaff. All are recommended by Penguin, as are others, so you are not limited to these few choices. Let us know what you decide on.
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Re: Elgar's Enigma Variations

Postby BigJon@Work » Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:31 am

Thanks Shos. I've been meaning to pick up Holst's Planets for the kids so that might be a great CD to get.

Is there an equivalent to the Penguin Guide online?

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