EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): Pleading, Op. 48 (First recording of orchestral version with clarinet solo), Carillon, Op. 75, Une voix dans le désert, Op. 77 (w/Kate Royal [soprano]), Le drapeau belge, Op. 79 (all three w/Florence Daguerre de Hureaux [narrator]), In the South, Op. 50, Enigma Variations, Op. 36.
Catalogue Number: 11S033
Reference: CDA 68101
Description: Two much-loved orchestral favorites representing the summit of Elgar’s maturity are coupled with three of the lesser-known wartime works, here receiving their first recordings with the original French texts. Making up the rest of an 82-minte disc is a 1908 song for voice and piano converted into an orchestral miniature with clarinet taking the voice part. French-English texts. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins.