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Eduard van Beinum

Elgar: Cello Concerto; Elegy For Strings (CD)

Bringing together Eduard van Beinum’s complete Elgar recordings for Decca, this important historic reissue presents multi-faceted sides of the composer: his sense of national pride in Cockaigne, his fondness of childhood memories in The Wand of Youth, and his profundity in the little Elegy and his masterpiece, the Cello Concerto.

Elgar’s music was one of Eduard van Beinum’s enthusiasms, and it was fascinating in the post-war period in England to be able to hear a foreign maestro’s view of Cockaigne, the Cello Concerto and the suites of the Wand of Youth music, all recorded in London. The brilliant, sure-footed playing in the Elgar pieces heard on this disc testifies to the alert, warm-hearted response he was capable of obtaining as much from the LPO as from his Concertgebouw players.

All recordings are remastered from the original sources.

Cockaigne Overture, Op.40
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Elegy for strings, Op.58
The Wand of Youth: Suites

Anthony Pini, cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Eduard van Beinum