|Arrangement for Cello and Piano by the Composer BA 9040a|
Edward Elgar’s concerto for violoncello, his last major work, is a cleanly structured and
emotionally charged composition. It is no wonder that this work is of central importance in
the cello literature. Jonathan Del Mar’s editorial skills show themselves in the exacting
placement of dynamics, articulation and expression markings. The edition restores all
Elgar’s solo cello fingerings and bowings and offers a facsimile of the original solo cello part
in the critical commentary. Jonathan Del Mar also documents the performing tradition of the
work and its recording under Elgar’s baton.
This is the last word on this famous work, a reference edition for every cellist!
- First ever critical edition
- All existing sources consulted
- First ever critical commentary
„I highly recommended this purchase even if you own a well-worn copy of another edition.“
(American String Teacher vol. 56 No. 3 August 2006)
„Ownership of this fine, masterly authoritative and elegantly printed edition, coupled with the
fascinating Critical Commentary, must be obligatory for all cellists!
(ESTA, News & Views, Autumn 2006)