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Elgar: Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations / Du Pre, Barenboim


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 92763   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraPhiladelphia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
Forget the movie, forget the book that inspired the movie, you can see it all on daytime TV. Not that any of it is invalid or untrue, but if you want to know at least one true thing about Jacqueline Du Pre, listen to this disc and remember that, for an all too brief time, she was a unique artist, a musician who communicated a sense of fantasy so strong and free that it seemed she was flying, almost improvising the music she played.
Du Pre covered the usual virtuoso repertoire, but her signature piece, the one she absolutely owned, was the moody, elegiac Cello Concerto of Edward Elgar, of which she had already made a classic studio recording when this live performance was taped in 1970.
Read more Here once again she possesses the music, not just by sheer intensity, but with a musical imagination that turns details and passagework into a narrative that really seems to go somewhere, as if she has appropriated the composer's voice. Supplemented by Daniel Barenboim's nicely turned 'Enigma Variations,' this disc is well worth having for love of Edward or Jackie. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1973 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 4 in G major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1973 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1970 
Venue:  Live  Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 31 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1976 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 30 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major, Op. 39
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G Major, Op. 39
I. Adagio. Moderato
II. Lento. Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro. Moderato. Allegro ma non troppo
Theme. Andante
Var. I. (C.A.E.). L'istesso tempo
Var. II. (H.D.S.-P.). Allegro
Var. III. (R.B.T.). Allegretto
Var. IV. (W.M.B.). Allegro di molto
Var. V. (R.P.A.). Moderato
Var. VI. (Ysobel). Andantino
Var. VII. (Troyte). Presto
Var. VIII. (W.N.). Allegretto
Var. IX. (Nimrod). Adagio
Var. X. Intermezzo (Dorabella). Allegretto
Var. XI. (G.R.S.). Allegro di molto
Var. XII. (B.G.N.). Andante
Var. XIII. Romanza (***). Moderato
Var. XIV. Finale (E.D.U.). Allegro

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