Speak loudly enough Jacqueline Du Pre name near me my and my receptors will instantly gravitate to the calling. Add the vinyl record phrase the the analog meter will dash into the peeks. Threw in the ERC and my safeguard mechanisms will shot down... I’ve been using a few of the Electronic Recording Company’s releases as my references in the reviews of the upper echelon analog gear, so this new release is again triggering the discharge of my dopamine levels. 

As always, do stay tuned to the referencing in the upcoming write-ups. Here is the official blurb of this lasted ERC gem...

Jacqueline Du Pre’s 1965 recording with Sir John Barbirolli and the London Symphony Orchestra is considered by many to be the reference recording of this magnificent concerto. As well as bringing Elgar's Cello Concerto to the attention of a mainstream audience it also catapulted the 20 year old Du Pre from a relative unknown to an international star almost overnight. Her tutor, the eminent Mstislav Rostropovich is said to have removed the work from his own repertoire after hearing his students performance. On listening, one is astounded by Du Pre’s heartfelt playing; her poise, superb control and faultless technique is apparent throughout. Sadly Du Pre would only continue to play for another 8 years following this release after being struck down with Multiple Sclerosis.

On side two the great Dame Janet Baker features with Elgars “Sea Pictures”. The definitive vocal performance from perhaps the UK’s most revered mezzo soprano; a fitting debut for ERC’s premier vocal release.

Stereo LP - Catalogue Number. ERC044

Only 300 copies of each will be sold.

ERC will not undertake a repress of any release at any future point.

Cello Concerto / Sea Pictures
Jacqueline du Pré / Barbirolli / BakerPRE-ORDER - £300.00
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
I. Adagio - Moderato
II. Lento - Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro, ma no troppo

Sea Pictures, Op. 37
I. Sea Slumber-Song
II. In Haven (Capri)
III. Sabbath Morning At Sea
IV. Where Corals Lie
V. The Swimmer