Elgar Cello Concerto
Federation Concert Hall
Johannes Fritzsch conductor
Li-Wei Qin cello
COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
ELGAR Cello Concerto
IVES Symphony No 2
The consummate achievement of Elgar’s long and illustrious career, the Cello Concerto is an elegy, a summing up and an emotional valedictory – a monument both to the composer’s searching imagination and the generations of cellists who have wrestled with the work’s many mysteries. Heartfelt and passionate, Elgar’s Concerto has touched and moved countless listeners. In this concert it is brought to life by brilliant cellist Li-Wei Qin, who has performed the Concerto to acclaim throughout the world and recorded it with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Elgar’s quintessentially English work sits alongside two American classics, Aaron Copland’s brassy Fanfare for the Common Man and the enormous canvas that is Charles Ives’ Symphony No 2, a work which marries the grandeur of the Romantic symphony with everyday songs, ditties and anthems.
"Brilliant cellist Li-Wei Qin brings Elgar’s passionate Cello Concerto to life."