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Haydn, Boccherini: Cello Concertos / Du Pre


Release Date: 03/09/1999 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 66948   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnLuigi Boccherini
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré
Conductor:  Sir John BarbirolliDaniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraEnglish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Haydn brings a range of magic colourings coupled with magnificent bravura that in its imagination defies any academic rules of style or authenticity. This is cello-playing so urgent and commanding that there can be no question of self-consciousness in what it tells you, with the slow movement again a deep meditation and the finale, crisply articulated at a hectic speed, sounding joyfully exuberant, never merely breathless. Whatever objections one might make in principle to the balance of the soloist, the warmth and vividness of sound—of the orchestras as well—is what matters in preserving the impact of a unique artist with startling freshness at full involvement.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [2/1988, reviewing the
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/13/1967 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 29 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Cello in B flat major, G 482 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1785 
Date of Recording: 04/1967 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Friedrich Grützmacher (1895) 
3. Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1761-1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 04/1967 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 26 Minutes 1 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Hob. VIIb:1 (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Moderato - Cadenza
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Hob. VIIb:1 (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio - Cadenza
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Hob. VIIb:1 (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro molto
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Hob. VIIb:2 (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato - Cadenza
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Hob. VIIb:2 (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Hob. VIIb:2 (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro) - Cadenza
Cello Concerto in B flat (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato - Cadenza
Cello Concerto in B flat (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio non troppo
Cello Concerto in B flat (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro) - Cadenza

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