Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rosina Raisbeck: Soprano. Conductor: Thomas Beecham. Boccherini - Overture in D. Gretry - Ballet Suite Zemire et Azor. Liszt - Die Loreley. Franck - Le Chasseur Maudit. Elgar - Enigma Variations.
A concert programme of works such as the ones captured live and featuring on this disc was familiar fare in the Beecham years.
Elgar: Enigma Variations - Elgar held Beecham in high regard as a conductor and knew and identified with his performances of his works. The Enigma Variations were of special significance to both Elgar and Beecham.