Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto, Serenade for Strings played by Paul Tortelier

Elgar's Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Rococo Variations by Dvorák: Rondo in G minor, played by Paul Tortelier with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Groves.

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COMPOSERS: Dvorak,Elgar,Tchaikovsky
LABELS: Alto
ALBUM TITLE: Edward Elgar
WORKS: Elgar: Cello Concerto; Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings; Rococo Variations Dvoπák: Rondo in G minor
PERFORMER: Paul Tortelier (cello); RPO/Groves
CATALOGUE NO: Alto ALC 1265 (1988)

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There’s no shortage of spirit in Tortelier’s Elgar, but the treacly slides and an odd edit in the Scherzo mar this version. A bumptious set of Rococo Variations fares better. Helen Wallace