Janet Baker / John Barbirolli / Jacqueline du Pré / London Symphony Orchestra – Elgar: Cello Concerto; Sea Pictures (1965) {HD Tracks}

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Title: Elgar: Cello Concerto; Sea Pictures
Year Of Release: 1965
Label: HMV
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (Image+.cue, 24bit/192kHz)/MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 53:23 min
Total Size: 1,8 Gb/127 mb
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This is rightly regarded as the finest recording of Elgar's attractive and elegiac Cello Concerto. It's held in almost irrationally high esteem in the UK, largely because of the universal affection for Jacqueline Du Pré, the wife of Daniel Barenboim, whose early death from multiple sclerosis cut short what would have been a stellar career. This disc is equally noteworthy for Janet Baker's magnificent singing of the Sea Pictures, the composer's only orchestral song cycle. It's not Elgar's fault if the tune of the last song sounds like an excessively inflated version of "Hello, Dolly!" A classic then, even if neither work is a raging masterpiece. --David Hurwitz

Janet Baker / John Barbirolli / Jacqueline du Pré / London Symphony Orchestra - Elgar: Cello Concerto; Sea Pictures (1965) {HD Tracks}
Cello Concerto in E minor (op.85)
A1 Adagio - Moderato, Lento - Allegro Molto
A2 Adagio, Allegro, ma non troppo

Soloist: Jacqueline Du Pre

Sea Pictures (op.37)
B1 Sea Slumber-Song
B2 In Haven
B3 Sabbath Morning At Sea
B4 Where Corals Lie
B5 The Swimmer

Soloist: Janet Baker
with London Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Sir John Barbirolli