Elgar/Watkins/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra : Cello Concerto And Others

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Sell date: 4/2012
Label: Chandos
Mfg's Catalog#: 10709
CDC Part#: 1650300
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 Notes & Reviews
Paul Watkins is the cello soloist in a recording that showcases some of Elgar's most popular works. He is accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic and Sir Andrew Davis, a conductor steeped in the English music tradition. The Cello Concerto in E minor, written in 1918 - 19, was the last major work Elgar completed. It's mood is often described as 'autumnal', and highly reflective of the ageing composer's own state of mind. Paul Watkins writes of his experience of recording this work: 'It is a privilege to have the opportunity to add my voice to the many different interpretations of this iconic work. I prepared for this recording by using my experience as a conductor: In other words, to study Elgar's masterful score as deeply as possible, and to realize how intimately the solo cello is linked to the orchestra throughout. In this respect I feel fortunate to have been working with Sir Andrew Davis. He is the most natural and intelligent interpreter of Elgar I know.'

I. Adagio - Moderato
Ii. Lento - Allegro Molto
Iii. Adagio
Iv. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro Ma Non Troppo
Introduction - Moderato -
Allegro -
Elegy, Op. 58
No. 1 in D Major
No. 2 in a Minor
No. 3 in C Minor
No. 4 in G Major
No. 5 in C Major