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Du Pré - Dvorák: Cello Concerto; Ibert


Release Date: 10/19/2004 
Label:  Bbc Legends   Catalog #: 4156   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákJacques Ibert
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré
Conductor:  Sir Charles GrovesMichael Krein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic OrchestraMichael Krein Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Though, in her tragically short career, Jacqueline du Pré recorded a very wide range of the cello repertory, her studio recording of the greatest of all cello concertos, Dvorak's, sadly falls short of her finest work - partly through unhelpful recording that failed to convey the glory of her sound. Now on the BBC Legends label comes a live broadcast recording, made in July 1969 at the Proms, which thrillingly captures her astonishing range of expression and tone-colour. While the studio version is effortful, with Du Pré's highly individual expressive pointing too heavily underlined, in the Proms performance her natural freedom sounds spontaneous and persuasive, bringing out a poignancy in the work that tugs at the heart. The Read more lightweight Ibert concerto, recorded in 1962, with the cello the first among many soloists, makes a welcome coupling, a work that Du Pré never recorded elsewhere.

-- Edward Greenfield, The Guardian, London
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/25/1969 
Venue:  Live  Royal Albert Hall, London, England 
Length: 42 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
2. Concerto for Cello and Winds by Jacques Ibert
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Michael Krein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Krein Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; France 
Date of Recording: 02/12/1962 
Venue:  BBC Studios, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 

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