Cello Concerto Op.85 – 1. Adagio / II. Lento
The premiere was very criticized because Elgar and the performers had been deprived of rehearsal time for the opening concert of the London Symphony Orchestra’s. In contrast with the First Symphony, which received a hundred performances worldwide in just over a year from its premiere, the Cello Concerto did not have a second performance in London for more than a year.