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Schumann: Cello Concerto - Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 / Barenboim, Du Pre, New Philharmonia Orchestra


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 564139  
Composer:  Robert SchumannCamille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra

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“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.” “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.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
2.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 

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