Bloch & Elgar: Cello Works Gary Hoffman, Liège Royal Philharmonic & Christian Arming
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- Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959): Schelomo for cello and orchestra, B. 39:
- 1Schelomo for cello and orchestra, B. 39: I. Lento moderato09:04
- 2Schelomo for cello and orchestra, B. 39: II. Allegro moderato05:35
- 3Schelomo for cello and orchestra, B. 39: III. Andante moderato08:33
- Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Cello Concerto, Op. 85:
- 4Cello Concerto, Op. 85: I. Adagio - moderato07:38
- 5Cello Concerto, Op. 85: II. Lento - Allegro molto04:36
- 6Cello Concerto, Op. 85: III. Adagio04:53
- 7Cello Concerto, Op. 85: IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro, ma non troppo - Poco più lento11:11
Info for Bloch & Elgar: Cello Works
We all have engraved in our musical memories Jacqueline du Pré's exceptional performance of the fervent and passionate Cello Concerto composed in 1919 by Edward Elgar at the age of sixty-two. Her interpretation undoubtedly helped to propel this authentic and singular masterpiece beyond the exclusively English sphere. But there is also good reason to acknowledge that over time other instrumentalists have presented their own often magnificent but quite distinct readings. This is demonstrated once again by the performance of Gary Hoffman with the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under its conductor Christian Arming. Here is an interpretation outstanding for its musicality and warmth. In Bloch's Schelomo, Gary Hoffman and Christian Arming detail the score with an almost improvisatory flexibility and sensuality: a great success! This is an ideal opportunity to (re)discover the music of Ernest Bloch, who affirmed his Hebrew roots in his music throughout his life.
Gary Hoffman, cello Liege Royal Philharmonic
Christian Arming, conductor
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