du Pré, Jacqueline
Schumann & Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos
11 May 2018
Other participants: Daniel Barenboim, New Philharmonia Orchestra
"It is good to be reminded of du Pré's vivid, intense and joyful music-making", wrote Gramophone of this pairing of cello concertos by Schumann and Saint-Saëns. "[The Schumann] has that kind of spontaneous freedom of line that made her account of the Elgar so famous. Her delicacy of response in the slow movement is matched by a romantic flair which carries the outer movements along so admirably. Barenboim directs a sympathetic accompaniment, following her subtle manipulation of rubato with complete understanding."