Bloch & Elgar: Cello Works

Gary Hoffman, Christian Arming, Liège Royal Philharmonic

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Schelomo for cello and orchestra, B. 39  
I. Lento moderato
Ernest Bloch; Gary Hoffman; Liège Royal Philharmonic; Christian Arming
II. Allegro moderato
Ernest Bloch; Gary Hoffman; Christian Arming; Liège Royal Philharmonic
III. Andante moderato
Ernest Bloch; Gary Hoffman; Christian Arming; Liège Royal Philharmonic
Cello Concerto, Op. 85  
I. Adagio - moderato
Sir Edward Elgar; Gary Hoffman; Liège Royal Philharmonic; Christian Arming
II. Lento - Allegro molto
Sir Edward Elgar; Gary Hoffman; Liège Royal Philharmonic; Christian Arming
III. Adagio
Sir Edward Elgar; Gary Hoffman; Christian Arming; Liège Royal Philharmonic
IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro, ma non troppo - Poco più lento
Sir Edward Elgar; Gary Hoffman; Liège Royal Philharmonic; Christian Arming
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Total Playing Time    51:30
We all have engraved in our musical memories Jacqueline du Pré's exceptional performance of the fervent and passionate Cello Concerto composed in 1919 by Edward Elgar at the age of sixty-two. Her interpretation undoubtedly helped to propel this authentic and singular masterpiece beyond the exclusively English sphere. But there is also good reason to acknowledge that over time other instrumentalists have presented their own often magnificent but quite distinct readings. This is demonstrated once again by the performance of Gary Hoffman with the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under its conductor Christian Arming. Here is an interpretation outstanding for its musicality and warmth. In Bloch's Schelomo, Gary Hoffman and Christian Arming detail the score with an almost improvisatory flexibility and sensuality: a great success! This is an ideal opportunity to (re)discover the music of Ernest Bloch, who affirmed his Hebrew roots in his music throughout his life.
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