"It is good to be reminded of du Pré's vivid, intense and joyful music-making," wrote Gramophone of this pairing of cello concertos by Schumann and Saint-Saëns. "[The Schumann] has that kind of spontaneous freedom of line that made her account of the Elgar so famous. Her delicacy of response in the slow movement is matched by a romantic flair which carries the outer movements along so admirably. Barenboim directs a sympathetic accompaniment, following her subtle manipulation of rubato with complete understanding." This is a standalone LP version was culled from the 5LP box set Five Legendary Recordings which was released in November 2017 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Jacqueline du Pré's death. It uses the 24-BIT/96kHz remastering made at Abbey Road in 2011 for the Japanese SACD versions.
Robert Schumann / Camille Saint-Saëns, composer
Jacqueline du Pré, cello
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra