Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Edward Elgar wrote his Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, in 1919. His last notable work, it is considered a cornerstone of the cello repertoire. At the time it was composed Elgar had already lost favour with the concert-going audiences, and the disastrous premiere of the concert did not help (the orchestra had been deprived of the neccessary rehearsal time). Only in the 1960s, through a recording by Jacqueline du Pré, the piece became immensely popular. In contrast with his dramatic Violin Concerto, the Cello Concerto is for the most part a contemplative ... more

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Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 - Complete Score

Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among ...