Sir Georg Solti conducts Elgar: Symphonie No. 2, Enigma Variations
London Philharmonic Orchestra

The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.

This performance of Elgar’s Enigma Variations forms an historic account of the first concert Sir Georg Solti conducted as Chief conductor of the LPO in 1975. It is also the first DVD release with Solti performing Elgar’s Symphony No. 2. Solti, who prepared new works by listening to Elgar’s own recordings, identified closely with his music. The virtuoso playing of the orchestra combined with his fresh, energetic approach make for an exciting, uplifting experience.

Movie director : Peter Butler
Collection : ICA Classics
Musical period : Romantic music
Music genre : Orchestral music
Musical forms : Symphony, Theme and variations

Duration : 01 h 24 min
Location : Royal Festival Hall (London, Great Britain)
Recording date : 1975, 1979
Production date : 2011
Production : © 2011 International Classical Artists Ltd