ELGAR, Edward, 1857-1934

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 85
Royal College of Music London MS 402. Facsimile
Introduction by Jonathan Del Mar; Foreword by Steven Isserlis

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Documenta Musicologica, II/36. Kassel, 2007. 25 x 34 cm, xix, 134 pp. Facsimile of the autograph score issued on the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Reproduces Elgar’s elegant manuscript, a highly marked up faircopy containing numerous colored corrections and additions as well as preparations for the printed score and last minute changes. One of the cornerstones of the cello repertoire, the work, composed shortly before the death of the composer’s wife in 1920 and in the aftermath of a ghastly war, is considered by many as his last masterpiece. The premiere of the concerto was given by Felix Salmond on October 27, 1919 with the London Symphony Orchestra in Queen's Hall in London, under the baton of the composer. Introduction in Eng-Ger. Handsome binding with torquise paper boards with reproduction of Cuno Amiet’s “The Cellist”. $144


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