His last notable work, it is considered a cornerstone of the cello repertoire. Elgar cello concerto jacqueline du pre cello youtube. One of my favourite live recordings of dvoraks cello concerto is taken from the 1951 prague spring festival and features andre navarra as soloist with frantisek stupka conducting the prague radio symphony orchestra. Peformed by jacqueline du pre transcription for cello and piano by edward elgar. This disc is an absolute classic and it is hard to get. This concerto will forever be associated with jaqueline dupre, but yym gives a performance that is beyond breathtaking. Generally there is an extended orchestral introduction, after which the solo instrument makes a carefully stagemanaged first appearance. Elegiac as it is this work is one of maturity quite apart from the fact that considerable technical and artistic challenges exist throughout. Catherine kwak cello, francis cowan piano recorded concert live by the team at gallagher academy of performing arts university of waikato conservatorium of music concert series 2015 hamilton. Jacqueline du pre elgar concerto part i just beautiful.
The cello concerto has become a favourite with audiences, and it was a favorite of elgar s, too. Excerpt of the film jacqueline du pre and the elgar cello concerto s. Nov 10, 2009 quiet anguish in elgar s cello concerto the concerto was the english composers last major work for orchestra, as well as his most confessional. Sea pictures janet baker, jacqueline du pre, john barbirolli, london symphony orchestra on allmusic 1986. May 08, 2016 edward elgar s cello concerto in e minor, op. Violin concerto by edward elgar digital concert hall. Nov 14, 2017 i have just made a wonderful discoverya riveting video performance of the dvorak cello concerto by the young jacqueline du pre that somehow had been lost. Recorded over 40 years ago it still makes for a truly wonderful listen. Elgar, cello concerto, jacqueline du pre 12 youtube. Print and download in pdf or midi concerto from op. Nupen made other films featuring du pre, including jacqueline du pre and the elgar cello concerto, a documentary featuring a live performance of the elgar. She was still quite young when she became ill with multiple sclerosis and had to give up playing her cello.
The best recordings of elgars cello concerto classical. Wondercellist jacqueline du pre is well known for her performance of elgars cello concerto. The composer made a very personal expression in this, his last major work. Sir edward elgars brilliant concerto for cello and orchestra in e minor, as well as variations enigma have been outstandingly performed and presented by the duo of j. During his final illness in 1933, elgar hummed the concerto s first theme to a friend and said, if ever after im dead you hear someone whistling this tune on the malvern hills, dont be alarmed. She is particularly remembered for her performances of the elgar cello concerto.
I am indebted to my good friend of many years martyn becker, for alerting me to it. Elgar composed it in the aftermath of the first world war, when his music. Elgar cello concerto jaqueline du pre lsosir john barbirolli recordings dont come much more notorious than this. David loebel conducts the new england conservatory youth philharmonic orchestra and soloist sasha skolnikbrower in a performance of elgar s concerto for cello in e minor.
Lsojohn barbirolli 1965 emi 965 9322 some say its the redhot personality, others that its the du prebarenboim love story, still others that the tragic emotions evoked in the music foreshadow the tragedy that later befell the performer. Elgar, jacqueline du pre and london symphony orchestra conducted by sir john barbirolli concerto in e minor, op. Cello concerto solo part cello sheet music cantorion. Jan 29, 2015 jacqueline du pre, cello, with london symphony orchestra, sir john barbirolli, conductor. With his inspiration debut cd and the youtube elgar. Graduating from guildhall in 1960, she began to make her first true professional appearances, appearing with the bbc orchestra in 1961 and performing the elgar concerto at wigmore hall in london that same year, playing on a 1672 antonio stradivarius cello presented to her by an anonymous patron. Elgar cello concerto jaqueline du prelsosir john barbirolli recordings dont come much more notorious than this. Elgar composed it in the aftermath of the first world war, when his music had already gone out of fashion with the concertgoing public. Here jacqueline du pre performs the elgar cello concerto, which is arguably her most famously performed piece. Royal wedding cellist sheku kannehmason records elgars.
Jacqueline du pre elgar cello concerto part 1 recording with barbirolli by sumiregusa23. Yoyo ma with daniel barenboim and the chicago so in this performance from 1997. Cockaigne for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Jan 10, 2020 kannehmason has recorded elgars monumental work at just 20 the same age jacqueline du pre was when she set down her iconic take on the concerto. The premiere recording was made by beatrice harrison, with elgar himself conducting in 1920. Cockaigne licensed to youtube by wmg on behalf of emi classics. Notes recorded 1962012526, bavarian radio, munich residenz, hercules hall. London symphony orchestrasir john barbirolli warner classics 6230752. Elgar, cello concerto, jacqueline du pre 22 youtube. On elgars cello concerto, bailey collaborates with music director krzysztof urbanski, who leads the indianapolis symphony orchestra. Excerpt of the film jacqueline du pre and the elgar cello concerto beg5j4etwj0a0 edward elgars cello concerto, an excerpt. One of the masterpieces of the modern cello repertoire, its funny to think that elgars cello concerto wasnt that widely performed until a certain jacqueline du pre got hold of it in 1965. Id encourage you to listen to the recording of beatrice harrison performing with sir edward elgar conducting on youtube for some extra inspiration.
Umpi, memory lane music publishing, public domain compositions, and 3 music. This was the final work completed by the composer before his death and zuills interpretation captures the subtlety and drama of the piece. Interpreting elgars cello works must be hard after du pre, and he tries a genuinely different one, but to me it is too underpowered to do much. Jaqueline du pre had such a history with the elgar concerto that it becomes increasingly hard for new performers to compare. I was glad though hardly surprised to see tully potter refer to it in his notes for the present release and would heartily endorse his enthusiasm, adding perhaps that this. Jackie, as she was called, was the greatest cellist of her generation, and many people consider her the finest interpreter of elgars cello concerto. Get youtube premium get youtube tv best of youtube music. Edward elgar wrote his cello concerto in e minor, op. Elgar s sea pictures, dame janet baker, elgar and his cello concerto and jacqueline du pres plus the lso and the philharmonia with barbirolli what more could one ask for. Only complaint is that the linear notes could have included information on du pre and barenboim. Sheku kannehmason has released elgars cello concerto with the london symphony orchestra and sir simon rattle, marking the young cellists second album on decca classics. Today she is thought of as one of the greatest cellists of all time. So only if you want a really slow cautious interpretation of the elgar.
This is the only true recording of elgar s cello concerto and played by the master jacqueline du pre. Elgars sea pictures, dame janet baker, elgar and his cello concerto and jacqueline du pres plus the lso and the philharmonia with barbirolli what more could one ask for. This standard in the classical repertoire is delivered with unmatched emotion and virtuosity. On this magnificent audiophile download, world renowned cellist jacqueline du pre renders a gutwrenching performance of elgars cello concerto in e minor. The very best of jacqueline du pre jacqueline du pre. Dvorakelgar cello concertos by jacqueline du pre on spotify. Paul tortelier 19141990, cello with sir adrian boult 18891983 conducting the london philharmonic orchestra. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. Jacqueline du pre, cello, with london symphony orchestra, sir john barbirolli, conductor. In this recording, cellist jacqueline du pre gives. Dec 09, 2007 excerpt of the film jacqueline du pre and the elgar cello concerto s.
Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from jacqueline du pre. Elgar does the musical equivalent at the opening of the cello concerto, placing the listener in the middle of things from the works opening bars. In contrast with elgars earlier violin concerto, which is lyrical and passionate, the cello concerto is for the most part contemplative and. Yoyo ma has said that he cannot play the elgar without thinking of du pre. Elgars only violin concerto, on the other hand, has been performed much less frequently until today, although it found an equally passionate champion in yehudi menuhin his recording from. Feb 02, 2011 1st movement of elgar s cello concerto as performed by cellist jacqueline du pre with daniel barenboim conducting the london philharmonic in 1967. Elgar cello concerto 1st mvt catherine kwak youtube. Transfer from the original angel stereo lp s37029 by bob varney. Seven years after john barbirolli conducted andre navarras version of this concerto in 1958, he found himself recording the elgar again.
She started to lose sensitivity in her fingers in 1971 due to multiple sclerosis, but continued her performance career in spite of this for a further two years. After having worked as an accountant at the lloyds bank in st helier and london for eleven years she becam read more. Listen free to jacqueline du pre the very best of jacqueline du pre cello concerto in e minor, op. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
It is a sombre work, reflecting the sorrows faced by the composers native land in the closing months of world war i. Concerto in e minor for violoncello and orchestra, op. This is not the way concertos are supposed to begin. I just started the elgar cello concerto and would like some advice on how to play the beginning chords smoother.1249 1468 555 129 1348 283 544 824 58 678 433 928 1291 229 877 130 221 1505 444 1514 972 196 213 61 827 1101 461 216 602 1026 1253 1303 658 1076 614 526 698 1030