Editors’ Notes This release is famous as one of the triumphs of Jacqueline du Pré’s all-too-short career. Her featured performance on the Elgar Cello Concerto is a master class in how to brood without losing momentum. There’s always a songlike quality to her tone, even when she brings out the grain in her instrument’s sound. John Barbirolli’s conducting keeps everything in balance. And the addition of Elgar’s Sea Pictures, with Janet Baker singing, makes this a top recommendation among all-Elgar sets.

Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio - Moderato
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: II. Lento - Allegro molto
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: III. Adagio
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85: IV. Allegro - Moderato - Cadenza - Allegro, ma non troppo - Adagio - Allegro molto
Sea Pictures, Op. 37
Sea Pictures, Op. 37: I. Sea Slumber-Song
Sea Pictures, Op. 37: II. In Haven (Capri)
Sea Pictures, Op. 37: III. Sabbath Morning at Sea
Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where Corals Lie
Sea Pictures, Op. 37: V. The Swimmer

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