SIR ADRIAN BOULT CONDUCTS ELGAR & WAGNER - BOULT; BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
what treasure-trove it comprises...Not only do the BBC SO play with heartfelt commitment...but the 88-year-old Boult directs with unerring grip and thrusting vigour...So where's the rub? Well, the boomy, cavernous sound leaves a lot to be desired...if you can contend with the problematic sound, there's heaps to admire here on purely artistic grounds.
Sir Adrian Boult conducts Elgar & Wagner
Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63
Wagner: Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music
BBC Symphony Orchestra, with BBC Chorus, Sir Adrian Boult