Elgar: Symphony No.1 and No.2

This album marks the culmination of Sir Mark's tenure as Music Director of the Hallé. Sir mark describes this as “music that lies at the very heart of what the Hallé and I have achieved together over the past quarter century”.

Now on sale - release date 3 May 2024.

Sir Mark Elder has long been hailed for his interpretation of the works of Elgar, with acclaimed performances with the Hallé. This release marks the culmination of Sir Mark’s tenure as Music Director of the orchestra, in new recordings of the two symphonies, and a bonus digital track featuring Colin Matthews’ arrangement of Elgar’s part-song The Prince of Sleep (1925).  Matthews has described the ‘remarkable privilege to have been an observer of the Hallé’s development over more than twenty years, watching it become, under Mark, one of the finest orchestras not just in the UK but in the world.’