Elgar's Cello Concerto with Sheku Kanneh-Mason20200401

We eavesdrop on rehearsals as the young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra prepare for a performance at last year’s BBC Proms of Elgar’s Cello Concerto. The CBSO’s Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and players from the orchestra give us their insiders' perspective on this celebrated music and show how they work together to make it come alive in the concert hall. Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber shares his experiences of playing this work hundreds of times throughout his career and discusses the challenges of rehearsing this piece with different orchestras around the world.

Produced by Rosie Boulton for BBC Wales

Sheku Kanneh-Mason gives us the player's perspective on Elgar's much loved Cello Concerto

The insiders' take on bringing great classical music to audiences in 21st-century Britain.