From time to time a recording comes our way that's so good, and so historic, that it's almost impossible to believe it's never been issued before. This week, marking the 83rd anniversary of Elgar's death, we present a perfect example of this.
In August 1962, the young cellist Jacqueline Du Pre made her debut at the Albert Hall Proms in London, playing what would become the piece which she would define: Elgar's Cello Concerto.
Never previously issued, the BBC broadcast recording of this performance - in superb Ambient Stereo, XR remastered sound, can be heard alongside another essential slice of Sargent's Elgar - a fabulous 1961 Dream of Gerontius. Two essential recordings on one superb, unmissable album.