The ‘Cello Concerto’ by Elgar is the most famous piece for solo cello accompanied by an orchestra. The beautiful, rich sound of the cello is captivating. But, we also sense loneliness: the cellist seems to be searching for something. In this episode I share insights into the piece and I answer the questions ‘What is a Concerto?’ and ‘What is Texture?’.
This episode features the first movement from the ‘Cello Concerto’ by the composer Edward Elgar. I recommend the recording by the London Symphony Orchestra, featuring the cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.
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