“Undoubtedly, one of the great figures of the art of violoncello, Krastev is a personality that emanates a rarely seen power. The total self-denial in playing and his ability to achieve supreme expressiveness are definitely main characteristics of his… In his playing even the virtuoso moments are saturated with music… This is a great talent… A performance – superb, mighty from all points of view. We have met with an instrumentalism of high class, with a musical storm marked by warmth and inspired poetry. An exceptional presentation of a great artist.”
                                                                                                                  LIBRE BELGIQUE, Brussels

“Even in the first bars of the performance of the soloist Anatoli Krastev of the concert by Dvorak it became evident that we are seeing a great master. We admired his incredibly virtuoso way of playing and the expressiveness of sound making. A first-class concert!”
                                                                                                                SONDERHAUSEN, Germany


“The enthusiasm with which Anatoli Krastev modeled on the instrument, enchanting the senses as in an exceptional moment of creative ecstasy, assured us for one more time of the fact that the stage is simply inherent, “in the blood” of this musician… A boundless talent…”
                                                                                                                                KULTURA, Sofia

Sir Edward Elgar's magnificent Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra was a very personal one for the composer and a tremendous success when it first appeared on the scene. Since that moment it has remained a staple of the repertoire. It was a specialty of the late Jacqueline du Pré and was accordingly featured in the 1998 film Hillary and Jackie. Now it’s yours to enjoy in a magnificent new MMO digital recording. Famed European ’cellist Anatoli Krastev gives a virtuoso performance in this masterwork, then steps aside so you can fill his shoes alongside Maestro Todorov and the Plovdiv Philharmonic. Enjoy!