Elgar - Cello Concerto (Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra)

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Elgar: Cello Concerto - Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Truls Mørk - Live concert HD

Het Bergen Philharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Edward Gardner en cellist Truls Mørk spelen Elgars 'Celloconcert'.

Op het programma:
Elgar: Celloconcert

De uitvoerenden:
Bergen Philharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Edward Gardner
Truls Mørk [cello]

Opname: het Zondagochtend Concert van 22 januari 2017, in Het Concertgebouw te Amsterdam.

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Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet OM GCVO (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.

Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, is a cornerstone of the solo cello repertoire. Elgar composed it in the aftermath of the First World War, when his music had already gone out of fashion with the concert-going public. In contrast with Elgar's earlier Violin Concerto, which is lyrical and passionate, the Cello Concerto is for the most part contemplative and elegiac.

The first performance was a debacle because Elgar and the performers had been deprived of adequate rehearsal time. The work did not achieve wide popularity until the 1960s, when a recording by Jacqueline du Pré caught the public imagination and became a classical best-seller. Elgar made two recordings of the work with Beatrice Harrison as soloist. Since then, leading cellists from Pablo Casals onward have performed the work in concert and in the studio.

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