ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS
EDWARD ELGAR - CELLO CONCERTO


EDWARD ELGAR - CELLO CONCERTO - DANIEL MULLER-SCHOTT (Cello) - ANDRE PREVIN (Conductor) - OSLO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - Orfeo 621061

Any new recording of this concerto always gets compared to the legendary reading by Jacqueline du Pre also listed on this site in the Award Winners section, and for good reason. Her interpretation was a deep, intense, burning with passion experience that was immensely emotional and personal.

This recording compares well because it is such a different alternative. Virtuosity, control, taste and dexterity are all part and parcel of this performance. The sound of the orchestra here is rich and natural and Previn's flowing tempos are very well judged. Best recent recording to come along in a while, with the added feature of having another great British cello concerto by William Walton.

Jean-Yves Duperron