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Sheku Kanneh-Mason records Elgar's Cello Concerto at same age Jacqueline du Pre set down her iconic take / CLASSIC fM

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Royal wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason records Elgar's Cello Concerto at Abbey Road Studios. Kanneh-Mason has recorded Elgar's monumental work at just 20 – the same age Jacqueline du Pré was when she set down her iconic take on the concerto. Joining the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle, the recording marks the young cellist's second album on Decca Classics. Other works on the album include an arrangement of Elgar's ‘Nimrod' from the Enigma Variations, Fauré's Elégie in C minor, and arrangements of traditional songs ‘Scarborough Fair' and ‘Blow the Wind Southerly'.

"All the pieces are connected, either exercising similar emotions to the Cello Concerto, or written around the same time," 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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