Composer: Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Jacqueline Du Pré
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Number of Discs: 1
Format: SACD (iso)
Size: 1.97 GB
Cello Concerto In B Minor, B 191, Op. 104
02-Adagio Ma Non Troppo
03-Finale (Allegro Moderato)
04-Silent Woods, B. 173, Op. 68
Using for the 1st time the 24bit/96kHz remastering made at Abbey Road in 2011 for Japanese SACD releases.
Cellist Jacqueline du Pre is joined by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim for this 1970 recording of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104. At a young age, cellist Jacqueline du Pre achieved mainstream popularity. She is regarded as 1 of the most distinctive cellists of the last half of the 20th century. Her career was cut short by a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis which stopped her performances at the age of 27. This release was recorded Nov 11, 1970 at the Medinah Temple in Chicago du Pre & contains Dvorak’s 3 movements: Allegro, Adagio ma non troppo & Finale: Allegro Moderato as well as the additional piece of music Silent Woods, Op. 68. This is a pure analogue tape recording re-mastered for SACD.
“Jackie was always the most exciting cellist,” Yo-Yo Ma, Jacqueline du Pré’s fellow-cellist, has said. “It would be hard to think of another that took as many risks as she did … always for expressive reasons. There is no other artist who can transfer that sense of excitement onto vinyl.” Here, with Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, du Pré performs perhaps the most widely-loved of all cello concertos, Dvořák’s lyrical and stirring epic.”
~ Yo Yo Ma