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
Doric String Quartet & Edward Gardner - Elgar: Symphony No 1; Introduction And Allegro (2017)

Doric String Quartet & Edward Gardner - Elgar: Symphony No 1; Introduction And Allegro
Classical, Romantic Era, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:12 min | 244 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

This new Elgar surround-sound recording brings together some of Chandos’ finest exclusive British artists for the first time.
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’.
Semyon Bychkov, Wiener Philharmoniker - Schmidt: Symphony No. 2 - Strauss: Dreaming by the Fireside (2017)

Semyon Bychkov, Wiener Philharmoniker - Schmidt: Symphony No. 2 - Strauss: Dreaming by the Fireside
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:13 min | 257 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017

Franz Schmidt was a cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra himself and he allowed the orchestra to premiere his symphony in 1913, which since then belongs in the orchestra’s main repertoire.
SFS, Michael Tilson Thomas - Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, Symphony No. 2 (2013) [24/96]

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas - Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, Symphony No. 2 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:18 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Beethoven’s colossal Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II for chorus, soloists, and orchestra and his playful, upbeat Second Symphony combine on this powerful new recording from Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony and Chorus. Rarely performed and recorded, this gripping and profoundly moving funeral cantata proved a revelation during the Symphony’s May 2013 Beethoven Project. The recording features the Symphony, Chorus, and a glorious solo quartet - soprano Sally Matthews, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, tenor Barry Banks, and bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams - all conducted by MTT.