Cello Concertos By Haydn, Delius, And Elgar / Du P
Jacqueline Du Pré (1945-87) was one of the most celebrated cellists of the second half of the twentieth century. She performed and studied alongside such masters such as Yehudi Menuhin and Mstislav Rostropovich. Her performing career was cut short by multiple sclerosis at age 27, and she died tragically at age 42. She left behind benchmark interpretations of Beethoven and Brahms, but most celebrated was her reading of Elgar's Cello Concerto. The composer owes the popularity of his piece to her definitive 1963 Proms performance. This touching tribute from Praga features Elgar's masterpiece alongside concertos by Haydn and Delius.