30 Dec 2021
December 30, 2021

20:35 The Saddest Concerto of All Time – David Bruce Composer & Interpreter

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20:35 The Saddest Concerto of All Time – David Bruce Composer & Interpreter
– https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh-PyMficPzVAihCJkFJVAA –

Jacqueline du Pre & Daniel Barenboim – Elgar Cello Concerto

Elgar – Cello Concerto – Sheku Kanneh-Mason [BBC Proms 2019] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNVe_…

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Insightful! I was lucky enough to hear du Pré perform the Elgar with Barenboim shortly after their marriage. I’ve seen many of the greats, but never have I seen anyone throw themselves into a performance like du Pré. An unforgettable experience.
Strangely just yesterday I was talking with an old friend who had studied with her at the Guildhall. She said that everyone was in love with her, but not a little jealous of her verve and talent. My friend was recalling how she was devastated by du Pré’s early illness and death, feeling that the world was robbed of an all-time great, and also one of the loveliest souls she had ever known …

John Swanson2 weeks ago
I hadn’t heard this concerto before seeing this video. When the title was first shown on screen, I paused the video and listened to the Sheku Kanneh-Mason recording with London Symphony Orchestra on my headphones. Skeptical at first, I thought “how sad can it be, really?” 4 movements later I felt the wrung out catharsis saved for times like ‘leaving a therapist’s office’ or ‘driving home from a funeral’ and had to go wash dried tears off of my face. Wild stuff! Incredible music!