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Sheku Kanneh-Mason takes on the best-known cello work in the canon; 'Elgar's Cello Concerto' and is the WFMT: Featured New Release

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Award-winning young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason presents a new recording anchored around Elgar's Cello Concerto – arguably the best-known work in the classical canon for the cello, which saw the 100th anniversary of its first performance in 2019. Recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios, the album features the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by one of Kanneh-Mason's lifelong heroes, Sir Simon Rattle. The concerto is set amid nine exquisite shorter pieces, some popular and some less well-known, providing a musical context to Elgar's work.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason - Elgar is the WFMT: Chicago 'Featured new Release' for Wednesday January 29, 2020.