Genre:

Orchestral; Drama; Documentary

Release Date:

Apr 2005

Recorded:

2004

Number of Discs:

1

Sound:

DTS Surround; LPCM Stereo

Subtitles:

FR, DE, ES, IT

Territory Exclusions:

USA & Canada

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 Anamorphic

Display:

NTSC

Catalog Number:

OA0917D

Elgar: Elgar's Enigma Variations

Elgar: Enigma Variations

BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis

A Hidden Portrait and a complete performance of the Enigma Variations. In an acclaimed BBC drama-documentary filmed in the rolling Malvern Hills, Sir Andrew Davis unravels the mystery of the famous musical puzzle contained in Elgar's seminal work. A landmark performance of the complete work by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis given in the cathedral in Elgar's home town of Worcester, is recorded in beautiful 5.1 surround sound. ‘A masterpiece in every way.’ Sir Andrew Davis

Reviews

"Sir Andrew Davis's fine performance of the Enigma Variations, with Nimrod hushed, slow and steady, was recorded in the atmospheric surroundings of Worcester Cathedral, where Elgar said everyone should hear his music. Davis introduces a highly enjoyable documentary about the work and 'the friends pictured within'. In the documentary he suggests that each variation, as well as reflecting the character of a particular friend, reveals much about Elgar himself, 'like an actor playing many roles'." (The Penguin Guide)