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The pairing of these concertos shows of her passion and virtuosity wonderfully.
Her work is supple, passionate and accurate even when the concerto's intensity tempts so many performers away from its daunting complexities.
Elgar Cello Concerto is a masterpiece and this CD with Weilerstein is the best thing since the Du Pre album.
I gave this 4 stars, because the Elgar cello pieces turned out to be, in toto, not my favorite. However, I love Alisa's technique and tone, and plan to purchase more of her work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by marnie
Perhaps the best Elgar cello concerto since du Pré, played by the 22-years-old american cellist Alisa Weilerstein. (Conducted by du Pre's former husbond, Daniel Barenboim). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gisli Magnusson
I listen to everything from Classical to Hip Hop and I am looking for one thing, true sound. My sound system is nothing fancy just a receiver and some pretty good speakers. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Herman
This is an exceptionally well played (and recorded) version of the Elgar concerto. If I had heard it at a concert I would have cheered and cheered. Read morePublished 6 months ago by enthusiast
The Elgar is first rate, the Carter less rivetting.
In her notes, Ms Weilerstein acknowledges the ghost of DuPre'. Read more
Sigh: twenty-plus reviews and no more than two or three from stalwarts which actually attempt to evaluate this recording in any depth or present a useful response from the point of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ralph Moore
That's the first movement of Carter's demanding cello concerto, and it aptly describes the gritty, supercharged playing of Weilerstein, who is given a vigorous ride by... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jerry Landis
I have had a long love affair with the music of Jacqueline Du Pre.and i have listened to Alisa's music and thought that she could rise to the level of passionate interpretation of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Larry Means
Her playing is superb, and the minor key cellos is just what my soul needs some days. Very glad I bought this. She is awesome. I heard of it on NPR, and it was not a bum steer!Published 18 months ago by Meryl Logue