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The Glory Of Rostropovich / 8-Disc Set


Release Date: 03/20/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000839202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Luigi BoccheriniRobert SchumannAntonio VivaldiGiuseppe Tartini,   ... 
Performer:  Mstislav RostropovichRudolf SerkinMartha Argerich
Conductor:  Paul SacherGennadi RozhdestvenskyHerbert von KarajanMstislav Rostropovich,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium MusicumLeningrad Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Deutsche Grammopohn celebrates the life, career and spirit of Mstislav Rostropovich --
• Eight full discs all in one package at a budget price. Includes all the great cello concertos plus a wide selection of Rostropovich as conductor and chamber musician.

R E V I E W S:

"...the Rostropovich/Karajan partnership is an inspired one and these are great performances. Rostropovich's sense of nostalgia in the secondary material of the finale of the Dvorak Concerto is quite memorable (especially towards the close) and he brings a comparable feeling of Russian melancholy to the lyrical pages of Tchaikovsky's splendid variations. Musically this is in a class of its own." -- Ivan March, Gramophone
Read more review of original release DG 413819, Dvorák, Tchaikovsky

"In the Brahms both [Serkin] and Rostropovich forget their customary energy and offer a performance of a profoundly elegiac beauty. Listen to their hushed magic at 9'59" in the first movement, to their gently propelled Minuet and to a dignity and restraint that never exclude vitality in the finale, and you are made aware of a consummate quality unattainable to lesser mortals." -- Bryce Morrison, Gramophone review of DG 474328, Brahms Cello Sonata no 1

"the Meditations for cello and orchestra...beautifully reflect the individual poetry of the two artists who here perform them and for whom they were written. I had forgotten how well the fragments from Mass work as a separate piece, when delivered with the magnetism of Rostropovich." -- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone review of DG 415966, Bernstein Medtations from Mass

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in A major, G 475 by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Paul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum
Period: Classical 
2.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
3.
Concerto for Cello in G major, RV 413 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Paul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for Cello in A major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Paul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
5.
Concerto for Cello in C major, RV 398 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Paul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
7.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
8.
Andante cantabile for Cello and Strings, Op. 11 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1886-88; Russia 
9.
Chant du ménéstrel, Op. 71 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1900 
10.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USSR 
11.
Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony, Washington, D. C.
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
12.
Concert à quatre by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; France 
13.
Mass: Meditations (3) by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
14.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
15.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
16.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
17.
Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
18.
Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
20.
Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Russia 
21.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
22.
Capriccio italien, Op. 45 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
23.
Romeo and Juliet Suite no 1, Op. 64a by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Paris, France 
24.
Romeo and Juliet Suite no 2, Op. 64b by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Paris, France 
25.
Adagio and Allegro for Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70: Adagio by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 

Sound Samples

Cello Concerto Nr. 2 in D major: 1. Allegro
Cello Concerto Nr. 2 in D major: 2. Adagio
Cello Concerto Nr. 2 in D major: 3. Allegro
Cello Concerto In C Major, RV 398: 1. Allegro
Cello Concerto In C Major, RV 398: 2. Largo
Cello Concerto In C Major, RV 398: 3. Allegro
Cello Concerto In A Major: 1. Allegro
Cello Concerto In A Major: 2. Larghetto
Cello Concerto In A Major: 3. Allegro assai
Cello Concerto In G, R.413: 1. Allegro
Cello Concerto In G, R.413: 2. Largo
Cello Concerto In G, R.413: 3. Allegro
Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op.129: 1. Nicht zu schnell
Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op.129: 2. Langsam
Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op.129: 3. Sehr lebhaft
Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op.104: 1. Allegro
Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op.104: 2. Adagio ma non troppo
Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op.104: 3. Finale (Allegro moderato)
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33: Moderato assai quasi andante
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33: Tema: Moderato semplice
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33: Variazione I: Tempo del Tema
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33: Variazione II: Tempo del Tema
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33: Variazione III: Andante sostenuto
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33: Variazione IV: Andante grazioso
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33: Variazione V: Allegro moderato
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33: Variazione VI: Andante
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33: Variazione VII e Coda: Allegro vivo
String Quartet No.1 In D, Op.11 - Orchestral Version: 2. Andante cantabile
Chant du Ménestrel op.71

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