The concerto for Cello and orchestra by Edward Elgar has become the major objective of every cellist who strives to become successful in the performance world.
This work was made famous by none other than Jacqueline DuPre, when her playing put this work on the music map.
On this CD, we get even more than just Elgar, as performed by Steven Isserlis, Cello:
- Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Järvi
- Invocation, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Järvi
- The Fall of the Leaf
- Cello Concerto, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Järvi Conducting.
Sir Edward Elgar’s amazing Cello Concerto receives a passionate new performance from Steven Isserlis, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Paavo Järvi. With additional works by Sir William Walton and Gustav Holst, as well as a miniature suite for solo cello by Imogen Holst, this is likely to be one of the year’s Nest releases.
Here is Steven Isserlis, playing the Elgar concerto from this recording: