Elgar: Cello Concerto

Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Cello Concerto, "Enigma" Variations (2004)

Jacqueline du Pre, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Cello Concerto, "Enigma" Variations (2004)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:12:58 | 175 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Why has one piece of music here, the Elgar Cello Concerto played by Jacqueline DuPre become so legendary? Of course it is the music itself. It has an overpowerful haunting deeply hypnotic feeling. Elgar wrote it after his recovery from a serious illness towards the end of the First War, and his thoughts were certainly on the suffering of life, and the inevitability of death. Du Pre brings to the piece not only her great mastery as cellist, but some deeper element of feeling. There is in the playing a sense of romantic abandoment of wild disturbance, and of intense and even ferious concentration.
Jean-Guihen Queyras - Elgar: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (2013)

Jean-Guihen Queyras - Elgar: Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log, scans) | Covers Included | 60:44 | 274 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 902148

French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras explores the late Romantic repertoire on this 2013 Harmonia Mundi release and finds a kind of mirroring of intentions and expressions between Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, and Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto, Op. 85. While this is a rather subjective understanding of the music that listeners can either take or leave, there's no denying that Queyras, conductor Jirí Belohlávek, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra offer performances of both works that are evocative and beautiful, with or without any underlying connections.
Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto, 'Enigma' Variations, 'Pomp and Circumstance' (2012) [Mischa Maisky, Giuseppe Sinopoli]

Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto, 'Enigma' Variations, 'Pomp and Circumstance' (2012)
Mischa Maisky, cello; Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 478 3619 GB | Time: 01:14:33

Enigma Variations is the work that secured Elgars reputation as a composer of international significance. The 14 variations are all character portraits of friends, including his wife and the composer himself, the most famous being the ninth, the achingly nostalgic Nimrod. The Cello Concerto is Elgars last substantial work and has become not only one of his best loved, but also one of the most popular concertos ever written for the instrument.
Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations, Introduction and Allegro, Elegy (1991) [Repost, New Rip]

Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations, Introduction and Allegro, Elegy (1991)
Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Sir John Barbirolli; André Navarra, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # CDM 7639552 | Time: 01:13:08

Barbirolli made later recordings of all the works on this CD and these have become cornerstones of the catalogue. These are earlier recordings that he did with his own orchestra, the Halle, in the 1950s. To start with, the recording quality is pretty amazing. They were recorded on 35mm film tape rather than half inch recording tape by the Mercury team and have astonishing immediacy and amazingly lifelike. Barbirolli uses an organ in the finale of the Enigma Variations. The recording is a little bass heavy but this is a small caveat. For people who consider Barbirolli to be a bit indulgent as a conductor, these recordings may come as a surprise. The performances are very direct and nicely flowing. They therefore complement rather than compete with the later recordings. Of course, Barbirolli's later recording of the Cello Concerto with Jacqueline du Pre is a very famous and special rendition of the work. However, it is not without its detractors. Andre Navarra, by contrast, plays with golden tone. He plays gorgeously. Highly recommended.
Jacqueline Du Pre, Janet Baker, LSO, Sir John Barbirolli - Elgar: Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures (1965/2012)

Jacqueline Du Pré, Janet Baker, LSO, Sir John Barbirolli - Elgar: Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures (1965/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:53 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Features 2011 EMI Remaster

On this magnificent audiophile download, world renowned cellist Jacqueline Du Pre renders a gut-wrenching performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor. This standard in the classical repertoire is delivered with unmatched emotion and virtuosity. This recording also features breathtaking vocals by Janet Baker on the Elgar classic, Sea Pictures. The purity of her tone is absolutely stunning. A highly recommended addition to any classical lover’s collection.

Elgar: Cello Concerto - Walton: Violin Concerto  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Dec. 24, 2011
Elgar: Cello Concerto - Walton: Violin Concerto

Elgar: Cello Concerto - Walton: Violin Concerto
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 297 Mb
Label: Decca - Date: 1980

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, by which time his music had gone out of fashion with the concert-going public.
The Violin Concerto of William Walton was written in 1938–39 and reorchestrated in 1943. The concerto, about a half-hour in length, is scored for violin solo and standard orchestra (the revision pared down the percussion section from the original).
Edward Elgar : Cello Concerto - Enigma Variations -Serenade - Mischa Maisky - Philharmonia Orchestra - Giuseppe Sinopoli

Edward Elgar : Cello Concerto op.85 - Enigma Variations op.35 - Serenade op.20
Mischa Maisky - Philharmonia Orchestra - Giuseppe Sinopoli

Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Complete Scans | 77 min. | 288 MB
19th Century Music | 20th Century Music | Orchestral Music | Deutsche Grammophon 445 511-2 | 1995

Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have achieved enduring popularity. 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.

Elgar - Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations - Navarra, Barbirolli (1956)  Music

Posted by tropical_penguin at Nov. 7, 2009
Elgar - Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations - Navarra, Barbirolli (1956)

Elgar - Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations - Navarra, Barbirolli (1956)
EAC FLAC + CUE, Log, Scans | 332 MB
Classical | EMI, rec. 1956, rel. 1991 | RAR 1% Recovery | RS.com
André Navarra, cello | John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra

VA – Elgar, Cello Concerto / Bach, Suites Nos.1,2 – du Pré  Music

Posted by p.cedric at Jan. 31, 2008
VA – Elgar, Cello Concerto / Bach, Suites Nos.1,2 – du Pré

VA – Elgar, Cello Concerto / Bach, Suites Nos.1,2 – du Pré
Classical | 2005 | 71'36 | FLAC+CUE | Front JPG | 295 MB
Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal, Charles Dutoit - Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Falstaff (1991)

Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Falstaff (1991)
Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal; Charles Dutoit, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 430 241-2 | Time: 01:03:23

A trim, at times, almost balletic Falstaff. If that seems a ludicrous contradiction, I should explain that it refers to Dutoit's spirited interpretation of the work, not the central character, though Falstaff himself has shed a few pounds in the process but is no less loveable. Indeed, Dutoit's swift tempo for the second section (at the Boar's Head) has the theme for Falstaff's 'cheerful look and pleasing eye' sounding less like Tovey's understandable misunderstanding of it as ''blown up like a bladder with sighing and grief''. The trimming down process is abetted by the Montreal sound, with lean, agile strings and incisive brass (the horns are magnificent). Some may feel a lack of warmth in the characterization. I certainly felt that the first presentation of Prince Harry's theme (0'40'') could have done with a richer string sonority. Doubtless, too, there will be collectors who, at moments, miss the generous humanity of Barbirolli, or the Straussian brilliance of Solti. And although Mackerras is wonderful in the dream interludes and Falstaff's death, the start of his fourth section, with Falstaff's rush to London only to be rejected by the new King, is short on teeming excitement and anticipation. (Gramophone)