Elgar: Orchestral Works, Cello Concerto, Sea Pictu
Label: Warner Classics
Sir John Barbirolli began as an orchestral cellist and played under Elgar's direction at the premiere of the Cello Concerto. Encouraged by Elgar, he turned to conducting and made his name conducting Elgar's 2nd Symphony in 1927. After Elgar's death, it became Barbirolli's life's work to make the composer's music known throughout the world. The recordings here prove how masterfully he fulfilled his promise.