One of the most recognisable and best-loved concertos for any instrument, popularised in the ’60s by the late Jacqueline du Pré, the Elgar Cello Concerto is a work every cellist, professional or amateur, wants to play.
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"One of the most recognisable and best-loved concertos for any instrument, popularised in the ’60s by the late Jacqueline du Pré, the Elgar Cello Concerto is a work every cellist, professional or amateur, wants to play. As well as the usual features of MMO publications, this edition includes an additional recording without soloist performed 20% slower to assist players even at the earliest stages of learning this iconic work."
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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 Pré 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.