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Piece of the week (January 26th)

I’m following Classic FMs lead in marking what would have been the cellist Jacqueline du Pre’s 70th birthday. Her bravura and highly romantic style of playing suits the Elgar cello concerto brilliantly and it this piece, as well as her tragic early death from MS, that she will be remembered for:

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Both Elgar’s cello and his violin concertos are late Romantic masterpieces (Nigel Kennedy’s version of the violin concerto is similarly scintillating)