Symphony No.1

Edward Elgar

Symphony No.1 in Ab major

Op. 55

About this work...

In 1908, its first year of existence, this symphony received more than 100 public performances and was widely hailed as the first great British symphony. Expansive in style and large in scale, it is nevertheless a deeply personal and in some ways enigmatic work. Elgar insisted that it had "no program beyond a wide expe... read more