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Bittersweet Beauty: Elgar's Cello Concerto

Bittersweet Beauty: Elgar's Cello Concerto

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Bittersweet Beauty: Elgar's Cello Concerto

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It was written in 1919, and in its bittersweet beauty, many listeners hear an elegy for those who died during WWI. It's the Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar. Our concert performance took place two weeks ago at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming. Lynn Harrell is the cello soloist, Donald Runnicles conducts.

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