Elgar - Symphony No. 1 (Halle Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli)
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100 Classical Music Recordings You Must Own
35. Elgar - Symphony No. 1 (Halle Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli)
The question of whether Elgar was an old romantic or a formal modernist is, as yet, still unanswered. But when you've got an orchestra as good as the Halle and a conductor as steeped in the work as Barbirolli, it doesn't really matter. This is scintillating stuff.