Elgar Symphony No.2

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2017)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko - Elgar: Symphony No. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:39 min | 293 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

This eagerly awaited recording from Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra follows their critically acclaimed performance of Elgar's Symphony No.1. BBC Radio 3 raved that Petrenko ''gets Elgar… absolutely understands the beating heart of it.'' More emotionally complex and ambiguous than the first, Elgar's Symphony No.2 seems to sense the apocalyptic events that would be unleashed just three years later.
Elgar: Symphony No 2 - Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Elgar: Symphony No 2 - Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.01 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Following his critically-acclaimed Elgar Cello Concerto recording with Alisa Weilerstein, Barenboim turns to the symphonies. The Second Symphony is released first, in a 2013 recording with the Staatskapelle Berlin. The First Symphony will follow in 2015.

Elgar: Symphony No 2, Sospiri, Elegy - Oramo (2013)  

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 19, 2014
Elgar: Symphony No 2, Sospiri, Elegy - Oramo (2013)

Elgar: Symphony No 2, Sospiri, Elegy - Oramo (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 260 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1879

As the present principal conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo has chosen works by Edward Elgar, a composer whose music he has been a fervent advocate of since his tenure at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Oramo’s commitment to Elgar has been rewarded with a medal of honour from the British Elgar Society.
Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat, Op. 63 - Bernard Haitink, Philharmonia Orchestra

Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat, Op. 63 - Bernard Haitink, Philharmonia Orchestra
XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~264 Mb
Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin - Elgar: Symphony No.1 In A Flat Major, Op.55 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin - Elgar: Symphony No.1 In A Flat Major, Op.55
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 51:23 min | 938 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2016

Daniel Barenboim continues his acclaimed Elgar series with the landmark First Symphony. These new issues mark the first time that indefatigable maestro Barenboim has returned to recording Elgar’s symphonic works since the 1970s.
Oramo, Stockholm Philharmonic - Elgar: Symphony No. 1, Cockaigne (2014)

Oramo, Stockholm Philharmonic - Elgar: Symphony No. 1, Cockaigne (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 308 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1939

It was during the winter of 1900–01 that Elgar began to sketch what he hoped would turn into a symphony – his first. But the sketches were quickly absorbed into several shorter pieces, one of which was the Cockaigne overture. Although composed in the rural area of the Malvern Hills, the work is nevertheless an unashamedly populist portrait of ‘old London town’, complete with references to whistling errand boys and a marching band – the composer himself described the music as ‘cheerful and Londony’.
Elgar - Symphony No.1 - Sakari Oramo (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Elgar - Symphony No.1 - Sakari Oramo (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.18 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

It was during the winter of 1900–01 that Elgar began to sketch what he hoped would turn into a symphony – his first. But the sketches were quickly absorbed into several shorter pieces, one of which was the Cockaigne overture. Although composed in the rural area of the Malvern Hills, the work is nevertheless an unashamedly populist portrait of ‘old London town’, complete with references to whistling errand boys and a marching band – the composer himself described the music as ‘cheerful and Londony’.
José Serebrier - Dvořák: Symphony No. 2 & 3 Slavonic Dances (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

José Serebrier - Dvořák: Symphony No. 2 & 3 Slavonic Dances (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:19 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording from José Serebrier and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is the fourth volume in a projected series of Dvorak's complete symphonies.
Jean-Luc Tingaud, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Vincent D'Indy: Symphony No. 2, Souvenirs, Istar & Fervaal (2016)

Jean-Luc Tingaud, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - D'Indy: Symphony No. 2, Souvenirs, Istar & Fervaal (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 80:03 | 344 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573522

In the decades since its founding, the Scottish National Orchestra has earned a reputation as a distinguished ensemble with an extensive concert schedule, wide-ranging repertoire, and a significant representation on recordings. The SNO is the direct descendant of the Scottish Orchestra, founded in Glasgow in 1890; with the establishment of the Scottish National Orchestra Society in 1950 with monies from Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Dundee, the SNO became a permanent ensemble. Throughout its first 40 years, the Scottish Orchestra had no permanent principal conductor, instead relying on a series of eminent guest conductors.
Heinz Holliger - Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht Op. 4, Chamber Symphony No. 2 Op. 38 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Heinz Holliger - Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht Op. 4, Chamber Symphony No. 2 Op. 38 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 63:24 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For this release from Zig-Zag Territoires, Heinz Holliger leads the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne in two works of Arnold Schoenberg, the string orchestra version of Verkl?rte Nacht, and the Chamber Symphony No. 2, followed by Anton Webern's Langsamer Satz, also arranged for string orchestra. All three pieces are tonal, predating the development of atonality and the later twelve-tone system, with which these composers are most strongly associated.