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Queyras made me rethink Elgar's Cello Concerto

Elgar: Cello Concerto
Dvořák: Rondo; Klid (‘Calm’)
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Jean-Quihen Queyras (’cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek

Reviewed in the Elgar Society Journal, Vol. 19, No 1, pp. 47-49

Jean-Quihen Queyras and Jiří Bělohlávek partnered in one of the finest versions of the Dvořák Cello Concerto that I’ve ever heard, so I was eager to hear their recording of Elgar’s . . . I once thought of the [Elgar] concerto as a lament for a lost world. This new reading has helped me understand that it is also the testament of a resilient survivor.

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You can hear extracts from the recording here: