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Elgar: Cockagine; Cello Concerto; Wand of Youth

Notes & Reviews:

Cockaigne - Gramophone Magazine
Cockaigne fairly swaggers with exuberance, the LPO responding with tremendous zest and fresh-faced application for its then chief, yet there's tenderness, poetry and humour aplenty when required.

Gramophone Magazine
Anthony Pini's reading of the Cello Concerto has an unaffected quality that I like very much; its reticence matches Elgar's own and ... it has the quiet sincerity that eludes those who consciously strive for it." [... ] [The Cello Concerto is] played with great command of its technical difficulties. I simply don't know why, when we have a player like this [Anthony Pini] on our door-step, we don't hear more of him. He may not have the big tone of his French rivals but it is a beautiful tone and he always plays with consummate skill and sympathy ... The sheer poetry of the slow movement comes through.


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