ELGAR: Violoncello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (2 CD set) composed by Edward Elgar (1857-1934). For cello. Instrumental Solo Part and 2 CDs. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3720).
Sir Edward Elgar's magnificent Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra was a very personal one for the composer and a tremendous success when it first appeared on the scene. Since that moment it has remained a staple of the repertoire. It was a specialty of the late Jacqueline du Pre and was accordingly featured in the 1998 film Hillary and Jackie. Now it's yours to enjoy in a magnificent new MMO digital recording. Famed European cellist Anatoli Krastev gives a virtuoso performance in this masterwork, then steps aside so you can fill his shoes alongside Maestro Todorov and the Plovdiv Philharmonic. Enjoy! This deluxe 2CD set includes a slow-tempo practice version to help you get up to speed.
Includes an authoritative, newly engraved music score printed on high-quality ivory paper, and informative liner notes; a digital stereo compact disc featuring a complete performance of the concerto with orchestra and soloist, and a second performance minus you, the soloist; and a second compact disc containing a full-speed version of the complete version as well as a special -20% slow-tempo version of the accompaniment for practice purposes. The concerto is voluminously indexed for your practice and performance convenience.