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

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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. She seems to be Orpheus - like overtaken by the music and it seems to be playing through her whole body. It is almost as if too in the playing there is a sense of the illness which will later come to her, and which ironically, paradoxically painfully will deprive her of the feeling in her fingers and hands.
She seems swept up by the music and yet all the while moving it to deeper and deeper levels of sorrow, pain and beauty.
Music like this comes from the angels only.

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

Track List:

Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op. 39
1 No. 1 in D Major (5:49)
2 No. 4 in G Major (5:16)

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 85
3 I. Adagio. Moderato (8:43)
4 II. Lento. Allegro molto (4:31)
5 III. Adagio (5:52)
6 IV. Allegro. Moderato. Allegro ma non troppo (12:05)

Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"
7 Theme. Andante (1:30)
8 Var. I. (C.A.E.). L'istesso tempo (2:13)
9 Var. II. (H.D.S.-P.). Allegro (0:48)
10 Var. III. (R.B.T.). Allegretto (1:26)
11 Var. IV. (W.M.B.). Allegro di molto (0:31)
12 Var. V. (R.P.A.). Moderato (2:11)
13 Var. VI. (Ysobel). Andantino (1:22)
14 Var. VII. (Troyte). Presto (0:59)
15 Var. VIII. (W.N.). Allegretto (1:55)
16 Var. IX. (Nimrod). Adagio (3:31)
17 Var. X. Intermezzo (Dorabella). Allegretto (2:37)
18 Var. XI. (G.R.S.). Allegro di molto (0:55)
19 Var. XII. (B.G.N.). Andante (2:37)
20 Var. XIII. Romanza Moderato (2:38)
21 Var. XIV. Finale (E.D.U.). Allegro (5:09)

Performers:
Cello - Jacqueline Du Pré
Conductor - Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra - London Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks: 1, 2, 7 to 21) , Philadelphia Orchestra* (tracks: 3 to 6)

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

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