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  Dvorak: Cello Concerto - Jacqueline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim
  Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104, Silent Woods Op. 68 No. 5

Jacqueline du Pré (cello)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
Recording type:
Recording info:
  Recorded 11 November 1970, Medinah Temple, Chicago
  Formerly TOGE-12019

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Review by mwgfrg January 4, 2012 (8 of 8 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This was never a favorite of mine on the original HMV LP because of the balancing mismatch--a huge cello which dominates even the sound of the orchestra in full cry--the Chicago Symphony, no less. Du Pre plays beautifully, Barenboim supports her very well, and the orchestra is--well, the Chicago Symphony. The SACD seems somehow to cure the balance issues to some degree by filling out the orchestral sound picture. The orchestra may not be quite as clear or transparent as on the LP, but overall I prefer the SACD over the LP, and certainly over the RBCD I have heard. However, I should also point out that there are two live RBCD alternative Du Pre recordings I know of, a straightforward performance with Charles Groves which swims a bit in the acoustic of the Royal Albert Hall, and a fascinating and well-recorded performance with Celebidache, of all people, which is a bit of a tug of war on occasion, but in which Du Pre seems to be having the time of her life. The latter was available on two labels (DG and Teldec, if I remember correctly) and is well worth looking for.

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Works: 2  

Antonin Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor, B. 191 Op. 104
Antonin Dvorak - From the Bohemian Forest for Piano Duet, B. 133 Op. 68