du Pré, Jacqueline
Elgar: Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures
19 May 2017
Composer: Sir Edward Elgar
Other participants: Jacqueline du Pré, Janet Baker, Sir John Barbirolli, London Symphony Orchestra
At the premiere of Elgar's Cello Concerto in 1919, John Barvirolli - himself a cellist - was playing in the London Symphony Orchestra. When he recorded the work in 1965 he chose Jacqueline du Pré as soloist and she remainst inextricably linked with this elegiac, but passionate work. Barbirolli's special affection for Elgar's music is just as evident in the glorious account of Sea Pictures with Janet Baker and the Philharmonia Orchestra.