Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85

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)