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Elgar

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

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1
Blow The Wind Southerly (Arr. Kanneh-Mason)
Traditional; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; Sheku Kanneh-Mason
2:22
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"  
2
9. Nimrod (Adagio / Arr. Parkin)
SIR Edward Elgar; Simon Parkin; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; Ashok Klouda; Caroline Dearnley; Hannah Roberts; Josephine Knight; Ben Davies
4:00
Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85  
3
1. Adagio - Moderato
SIR Edward Elgar; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; London Symphony Orchestra; Simon Rattle
8:13
4
2. Lento - Allegro molto
SIR Edward Elgar; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; London Symphony Orchestra; Simon Rattle
4:20
5
3. Adagio
SIR Edward Elgar; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; London Symphony Orchestra; Simon Rattle
4:53
6
4. Allegro
SIR Edward Elgar; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; London Symphony Orchestra; Simon Rattle
11:43
7
Romance in D Minor, Op. 62 (Arr. Parkin)
SIR Edward Elgar; Simon Parkin; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; The Heath Quartet; Toby Hughes; Oliver Heath; Sara Wolstenholme; Gary Pomeroy; Chris Murray
5:36
4 Short Pieces, H104  
8
2. Spring Song (Arr. Parkin)
Frank Bridge; Simon Parkin; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; The Heath Quartet; Oliver Heath; Sara Wolstenholme; Gary Pomeroy; Chris Murray
2:16
9
Scarborough Fair (Arr. Parkin)
Traditional; Simon Parkin; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; Plinio Fernandes
3:14
10
Prelude, B 63
Ernest Bloch; Braimah Kanneh-Mason; Ayla Sahin; Alinka Rowe; Sheku Kanneh-Mason
4:52
From Jewish Life, B 54  
11
1. Prayer (Arr. B. Kanneh-Mason)
Ernest Bloch; Braimah Kanneh-Mason; Braimah Kanneh-Mason; Sheku Kanneh-Mason
4:34
12
Elégie in C Minor, Op. 24 (Arr. Parkin)
Gabriel Fauré; Simon Parkin; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; Rowena Calvert; Ashok Klouda; Nicholas Trygstad; Caroline Dearnley; Desmond Neysmith; Josephine Knight; Hannah Roberts; Chris Murray; Robert Max
7:35
13
Hymnus, Op. 57
Julius Klengel; Sheku Kanneh-Mason; Ashok Klouda; Josephine Knight; Caroline Dearnley; Hannah Roberts; Rowena Calvert; Nicholas Trygstad; Jo Cole; Desmond Neysmith; Robert Max; Chris Murray; Ben Davies
5:14
Total Playing Time    68:52
Elgar is a brand new album of works from award-winning British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason anchored around Elgar’s Cello Concerto – arguably the best-known work in the classical canon written for solo cello, which was first performed 100 years ago on 27 October 1919.

Sheku recorded Elgar’s Cello Concerto at Abbey Road Studios (famously opened by Elgar himself in 1931) with the internationally-renowned London Symphony Orchestra and its celebrated Music Director, conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

Described by The Times as, “The world’s new favourite cellist”, and by TIME magazine as a “champion of classical music”, Sheku was inspired to learn the cello after hearing Elgar’s Cello Concerto when he was aged eight or nine. His family owned a CD of the legendary 1965 recording by Jacqueline du Pré which Sheku said “directly connected with [his] emotions”.

For his latest album Sheku uses Elgar’s iconic work as a lens through which to explore the wider musical landscape of pre-and post-war Europe. New arrangements of Elgar’s powerful and ubiquitously British ‘Nimrod’ from his Enigma Variations, and ‘Romance In D Minor’ are also featured on his new album. Sheku recorded many of the chamber works alongside his cello friends and colleagues, as well as his brother Braimah Kanneh-Mason who plays violin on Bloch’s ‘Prayer’.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca Music Group Studio Masters

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