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Elgar: Symphony No. 2


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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.

Oramo has already led the RSPO through a series of high-profile projects which has recently included a very successful tour of Japan. Oramo will be making his debut performance as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the last night of the Proms.

All three works presented here have a melancholic tinge with Symphony No. 2 being dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII, accompanied by two smaller string works: Elegy and Sospiri ('sighs').
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Item number BIS1879
Barcode 7318599918792
Release date 03/06/2013
Category Symphony
Label BIS Records
Media type HYBRID SACD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Elgar, Edward
Conductors Oramo, Sakari
Orchestras Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
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