Statue of Edward Elgar – Great Malvern.

Edward Elgar Statue - Great Malvern.Edward Elgar Statue – Great Malvern.
Buried in Little Malvern cemetery.

1st Movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto as performed by cellist Jacqueline Du Pre with Daniel Barenboim
P.S – sorry about the video pop-ups – it’s the only version I can find.

7 thoughts on “Statue of Edward Elgar – Great Malvern.

  1. Ah, yes, the Elgar Cello Concerto with J. Du Pre! Such a loss and so young. I remember her husband D.Barenboim at a documentary about her life, while describing a rehearsal with the orchestra he remarked: “Ah, you know how it is, she plays and us mortals follow!” What a loss…

    1. Yes and what a compliment from someone like D.B.
      I have the complete emi recordings: she played with such feeling & intensity, the two Strad’s she was given were well deserved. I think one of them, the ‘Davidoff’ is now played by Yo Yo Ma.

      1. I didn’t know that! [about the “Davidoff”] On cellos, another great cellist fave of mine Daniil Shafran, played the Amati [won at the age of 14!] throughout his life [it was said that he had an unbreakable bond with the Antonio Amati cello]. The passing of a cello from one cellist to another must be some experience! Imagine, the Amati being around since 1630!!!!

        1. Now if we are talking of Russian Cellist then for me it must be Rostropovich 🙂
          The Davidoff was 1712 so rather young compared to the Amati.

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