Rest: Adagio from Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C

Here is Jacqueline du Pré, a supremely gifted cellist, playing beautifully. Haydn’s first cello concerto, which was long lost before being rediscovered in the 1960s, is a gentle, soothing piece that seems simpler than it is. The video is of the entire adagio. It’s worth the 10 minute commitment, if you have the time.

[This performance seems to be from EMI CDC-7-47614-2 — down to the audible pop you will hear about one-fourth of the way through. Sound quality is not stellar, but it’s OK, and the musicianship more than compensates.]


About Guy N. Texas

Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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