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Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Elgar w/London Symphony Orchestra - Rattle

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Cellokonzert
Recording at Abbey Road Studios
Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason on the The Andrew Marr Show - 28 Oct 2018
BBC YM Forty Years Young
Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays 4th Mvt - Elgar Cello Concerto at BBC Young Musician 2018
Sheku Kanneh-Mason visits Prior Weston Primary School
Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason - Edinburgh International Festival

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1 Traditional: Blow The Wind Southerly  
2 Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36  
3 Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 - 1. Adagio ? Moderato  
4 2. Lento - Allegro molto  
5 3. Adagio  
6 4. Allegro  
7 Elgar: Romance in D Minor, Op. 62  
8 Bridge: 4 Short Pieces, H104 - 2. Spring Song  
9 Traditional: Scarborough Fair  
10 Bloch: Prelude, B 63  
11 Bloch: From Jewish Life, B 54 - 1. Prayer  
12 Faure: Elegie in C Minor, Op. 24  
13 Klengel: Hymnus, Op. 57  
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Award-winning cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason returns with Elgar, a new album of works anchored around Elgar's Cello Concerto – arguably the best-known work in the classical canon written for solo cello, which saw the 100th anniversary of its first performance this month.

Recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), and conducted by one of Sheku's lifelong heroes, Sir Simon Rattle, the work is a statement of intent from the 20-year-old musician whose rise to being "the world's new favourite cellist" (The Times) has taken nothing away from his ambition to continue evolving and learning as an artist. Sheku explains, "It's how I feel about the music that really motivates me to work and discover and develop my own ideas – that's what keeps me going."

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