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ELGAR-PAYNE: Symphony No 3

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Symphony No. 3 (elaborated by Anthony Payne): I. Allegro molto maestoso
Symphony No. 3 (elaborated by Anthony Payne): II. Scherzo: Allegretto
Symphony No. 3 (elaborated by Anthony Payne): III. Adagio solenne
Symphony No. 3 (elaborated by Anthony Payne): IV. Allegro
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Total Tracks: 4   Total Length: 54:58

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a great, great symphony


The resurrection of the Elgar 3rd symphony by Anthony Payne is just an amazing piece of musical scholarship. This is a great, great symphony. There have been at least 5 recordings of this music. Most reviews I read rate the performance by Daniel to be the best, although I find it on the cold side. I prefer the original recording by Andrew Davis on NMC, which is not yet available on eMusic. On those available on eMusic, a good Choice is Colin Davis on LSO Live, which will cost you only 4 downloads. I have not heard Otaka on Signum. Also available on eMusic and highly recommended is Anthony Paynes description of how he put the piece together from Elgars sketches, with musical examples from the Andrew Davis performance.