Amira Mikhail

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Weilerstein imbues every phrase of the Elgar with plush, dark beauty. She takes her lyricism seriously and endows even the jocular bits, like the skittish quick descents at the beginning of the fourth movement, with a fierce and even slightly hard edge. Weilerstein’s version is full of passion, but hers is of a different, old-soul sort than Du Pre’s fresh-faced ardor. 

Weilerstein imbues every phrase of the Elgar with plush, dark beauty. She takes her lyricism seriously and endows even the jocular bits, like the skittish quick descents at the beginning of the fourth movement, with a fierce and even slightly hard edge. Weilerstein’s version is full of passion, but hers is of a different, old-soul sort than Du Pre’s fresh-faced ardor. 

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#Alisa Weilerstein  #edward elgar  #cello 
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    Her debut album is available on Spotify. It’s very, very good.
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