Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, is a cornerstone of the solo cello repertoire. Elgar composed it in the aftermath of the First World War, when his music had already gone out of fashion with the concert-going public. In contrast with Elgar's earlier Violin Concerto, which is lyrical and passionate, the Cello Concerto is for the most part contemplative and elegiac.
|Date of composition||1919|
Edward Elgar: Concerto pour violoncelle en mi mineur, Op. 85
Edward Elgar: Concerto per violoncello in mi minore, Op. 85
Edward Elgar: Konzert für Violoncello e-moll, Op. 85