The Music of Elgar

In the first ever episode of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Podcast, conductor Sir Neville Marriner and cellist Harriet Krijgh discuss the music of the great British composer, Edward Elgar, and in particular his timeless Cello Concerto, ahead of their October 2015 tour to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Cologne.

Musical extracts heard in this episode:
– Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 and “In the South” Overture, recorded by the Academy and Sir Neville Marriner and reproduced here by kind permission of Collins Classics / Phoenix Music International (available here)
– Elgar’s Cello Concerto, recorded live on March 19th 2014 at Philharmonie Berlin by Harriet Krijgh and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Santtu Matias Rouvali, reproduced here by kind permission of Deutschlandradio Kultur and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.