Delius* / Holst* / Vaughan Williams* / Julian Lloyd Webber, Philharmonia Orchestra, Vernon Handley ‎– Cello Concerto / Invocation / Fantasia On Sussex Folk Tunes

RCA Red Seal ‎– RS 9010
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Concerto For Cello And Orchestra
Composed By – Delius*
A1a Lento
A1b Con Moto Tranquillo
A1c Lento
A1d Con Moto Tranquillo
A1e Allegro
B1 Invocation Op. 19 No 2
Composed By – Holst*
Fantasia On Sussex Folk Tunes For Violoncello And Orchestra
Composed By – Vaughan Williams*
B2a Salisbury Plain
B2b The Long Whip
B2c Low Down In The Broom
B2d Bristol Town
B2e I've Been To France

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RS 9010 A3 BILBO TAPE ONE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RS 9010 B3 BILBO TAPE ONE


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December 4, 2015
Originally written for the English cellist Beatrice Harrison (who recorded the Elgar cello concerto with Elgar himself conducting) but world-premiered by Russian cellist Alexandre Barjansky (whose cello is now played by Julian Lloyd Webber!), this is the best Delius cello concerto recording you will ever find and possibly one of Julian Lloyd Webber's finest ever. Forget Du Pre's!
It is a wonderful, lyrical work, music that is evocative, not depictive and deeply felt, Julian Lloyd Webber's cello really 'sings' it to perfection. No wonder Elgar himself told Delius that the work by Delius he longed to conduct was the 'beautiful cello concerto'.
The album offers two world premiere recordings as well, Holst's beautiful 'Invocation' and Vaughan William's 'Fantasia on Sussex Fold Tunes'.