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A Romantic Portrait: Dvora, Schumann, Tchaikovsky

Dvorak,A. / Schumann,R. / Boult,Adrian Sir
Release Date: 07/10/2015 
Label:  Praga   Catalog #: 350112   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákRobert SchumannPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor:  Sir Adrian BoultGennadi Rozhdestvensky
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/23/1957 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studio; London 
Length: 38 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/03/1960 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London 
Length: 25 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1964 
Venue:  Moscow Conservatory Great Hall, Moscow, 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Early Rostropovich Recordings February 26, 2016 By Archibald S. See All My Reviews "The Dvorak is one of the major cello concertos, played here by a top 20th century cellist. The recording was made in 1957 with Adrian Boult conducting. The cello is placed close to the orchestra, nicely surrounded by the woodwinds, which are featured in many passages. The orchestral sound is somewhat muffled. Rostropovich's performance is good but not outstanding. I compared it to his 1977 recording with Giulini and the London Philharmonic. The performance here is more expansive and dynamic, with fuller cello tone and much better orchestral sound (it is available on a CD at Archiv Music). Gregor Piatigorsky gives a more tension-filled performance in his 1961 recording with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony (also available on CD). The Schumann Cello Concerto and the Tchaikovsky Capriccioso are pleasant but not outstanding pieces. This disc will be of most interest to Rostropovich fans." Report Abuse
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