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Alisa Weilerstein wins BBC Music Magazine's 'Recording of the Year'

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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein has won the BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Year Award with her debut concerto disc, the Elgar and Carter Cello Concertos, with the Berlin Staatskappelle and Daniel Barenboim, released on the Decca label.

Voted for by the public and BBC Music Magazine's expert jury of critics, Weilerstein's disc represents the very best of more than 1,500 reviewed by BBC Music Magazine throughout 2013.

The 2014 BBC Music Magazine Awards jury commented: 'Weilerstein avoids nostalgia and produces an account full of passion, grief and nobility of feeling…it's been years since a new recording of Elgar's great concerto made this kind of visceral impact. Significantly, it is the first time that Barenboim has chosen to conduct a recording of Elgar's famous Cello Concerto since his legendary performances with Jacqueline du Pré.'

 

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