Gareth’s new album ‘Gareth Farr / Edward Elgar: Cello Concertos’, featuring Sébastien Hurtaud and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Benjamin Northey, has been released internationally on the UK label RUBICON.
Gareth wrote his cello concerto after discovering some family history. Towards the end of WWI, his three great grand-uncles left New Zealand to fight on French battlefields; all three were killed within weeks of arrival.
Gareth’s concerto is instantly accessible and is a dramatic and emotional statement.
Also on the disc, Elgar’s famous concerto was composed as a reaction to the horrors of the Western Front and the mass slaughter of so many young lives.
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