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Impressions / Jacqueline Du Pre - Elgar, Haydn, Beethoven

Release Date: 09/12/1989 
Label:  Emi Classics Special Import Catalog #: 69707   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarFranz Joseph HaydnLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jacqueline Du PréDaniel BarenboimPinchas Zukerman
Conductor:  Sir John BarbirolliDaniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraEnglish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Today Elgar’s Cello Concerto is a standard work in concert halls around the world, challenging even the Schumann and Dvorák concertos. I believe that this is to a certain extent thanks to the present recording. From the very start one can feel the almost transcendental rapport between the young soloist, barely turned twenty, and the ageing maestro. One can dip into the recording at almost any point and feel the magic. Take the opening of the third movement which is played with such simplicity that it feels like sacrilege even to breathe. Try also 9:10 in the last movement where the LSO strings swell so unforgettably. There is an inevitability about the whole performance that is not easy to analyse or rather, as with most great Read more works of art, analysis often tends to obscure instead of clarify wherein the greatness lies. Why is Mona Lisa such an undisputed masterpiece? Both the painting and this recording go directly to the heart.

-- Göran Forsling, MusicWeb International
reviewing the Elgar Concerto, reissued as part of EMI 62887


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 Haydn Cello Concerto no 1 Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Date of Recording: 08/19/1965 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 29 Minutes 50 Secs. 
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: 04/17/1967 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 25 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1970 
Venue:  Live  Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Length: 23 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin), Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/1970 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 26 Minutes 43 Secs. 

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 Geniale April 11, 2013 By Claude B. (Trois-Rivičres, QC) See All My Reviews "Quel destin d'une grande tristesse, mais aussi quelle femme, quelle violoncelliste qui a atteint des sommets inégalés." Report Abuse
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