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Posted by paul corfield godfrey on August 14, 2018, 2:36 pm
I was slightly startled to see from Terry Barfoot's review that the new Dutton issue of Elgar's Mina conducted by David Lloyd-Jones is claimed as a first recording. It is true that it does not appear to have any rivals in the current listings, but the Northern Sinfonia have recorded it twice for EMI (with Neville Marriner in 1970 and Richard Hickox in 1998), both of which have appeared on CD at various times. Moreover the piece was recorded commercially as long ago as 1936 (a mere three years after it was written) by the Light Symphony Orchestra conducted by Haydn Wood, and this recording together with another even earlier take was included in Volume Three of the EMI 'Elgar Edition'.
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