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Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist of the Century


Release Date: 03/24/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 559857  
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsNikolay MyaskovskyAntonín DvorákSergei Prokofiev,   ... 
Performer:  Mstislav RostropovichAlexander DedyukhinAlexander DedyuhkinDavid Oistrakh,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm SargentSir Adrian BoultGeorge SzellHerbert von Karajan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraCleveland Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 43 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Comprising 40 CDs and 3 DVDs, this deluxe edition features both studio and live recordings (ratio of studio to live is c.50/50). Among the solo works, works for cello and piano, cello and chamber group, and concertos/concertante works with orchestra are a number of works that Rostropovich premiered.

The list of composers conveys the extraordinary range and variety of music in this edition, ranging from the early 18th century to the latter 20th century.

There are no fewer than three versions of the Dvorák Cello Concerto, often considered the greatest of all concertos for the instrument. The version conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini (1977) is generally considered to be the essential version in the entire
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Another highlight is the recording that in many senses represents the culmination of Rostropovich’s recording career: the Bach Cello Suites, recorded in Vézelay in France in 1991; this was his only studio recording of these landmark works. They appear here in both audio and video versions.

A number of the live performances in the box originate from Russian tapes that were saved from destruction by resourceful Soviet archivists during Rostropovich's exile from the USSR (1974-1990), coming back to light in the late 1990s. Other celebrated musicians appearing with Rostropovich include Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, and such great Russians as David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Yevgeny Svetlanov.

The box also contains a previously unpublished 2006 audio interview with Rostropovich conducted by journalist Jon Tolansky, in which he discusses Shostakovich. The interview represents Rostropovich’s testament as a musician.

The recordings are complemented by a lavishly illustrated 200-page hardback book with a chronology and important articles by Elizabeth Wilson, a student of Rostropovich and Claude Samuel, a former head of Radio France who knew Rostropovich well. The book contains reproductions of many rare photos and documents (including the open letter of support for Alexander Solzhenitsyn) from Rostropovich’s personal archive.

All audio recordings in the box have been remastered. Analogue recordings have been remastered in 24 bit-96khz from the original tapes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
2.
Concerto for Cello, Op. 66 by Nikolay Myaskovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; USSR 
3.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
4.
Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 125 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951/1952; USSR 
5.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
6.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyuhkin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
7.
Préludes, Book 1: no 12, Minstrels by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyuhkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
8.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyuhkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
9.
Elfentanz, Op. 39 by David Popper
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyuhkin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 11 in B flat minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyuhkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
11.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 32 Minutes 48 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 36 Minutes 38 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Cello "Tout un monde lointain" by Henri Dutilleux
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Serge Baudo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968-1970; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1974 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 28 Minutes 1 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Cello by Witold Lutoslawski
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Witold Lutoslawski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/1974 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 23 Minutes 24 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Cello no 2 by André Jolivet
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  André Jolivet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; France 
16.
Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Vasso Devetzi (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in G major on a theme by Handel, WoO 45 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Vasso Devetzi (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 6 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Vasso Devetzi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1883; Germany 
19.
Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Germany 
20.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 43 Minutes 11 Secs. 
21.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1761-1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 41 Secs. 
22.
Schelomo by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1916; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1976 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 22 Minutes 48 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 34 Secs. 
24.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1969 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 33 Minutes 30 Secs. 
25.
Un enfant appelle by Marcel Landowski
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Marcel Landowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
26.
La Prison by Marcel Landowski
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Marcel Landowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
27.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
28.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
29.
Concerto for Cello no 2 by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Krzysztof Penderecki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; Poland 
30.
Concerto for Cello no 2 "No queda mas quel el silencio" by Cristobal Halffter
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Cristobal Halffter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985 
31.
Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 125 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951/1952; USSR 
32.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USSR 
33.
Concerto for Cello no 1, Op. 136 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
Length: 14 Minutes 40 Secs. 
34.
Concerto for Cello by Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
Length: 41 Minutes 2 Secs. 
35.
Noctis Equi by Alun Hoddinott
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Wales, UK 
Length: 21 Minutes 2 Secs. 
36.
Concerto for Cello by Norbert Moret
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Paul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Collegium Musicum
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984-1985; Switzerland 
37.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Basilique Sainte - Madeleine, Vézelay, 
Length: 12 Minutes 20 Secs. 
38.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Basilique Sainte - Madeleine, Vézelay, 
Length: 18 Minutes 44 Secs. 
39.
Suite for Cello solo no 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Basilique Sainte - Madeleine, Vézelay, 
Length: 20 Minutes 37 Secs. 
40.
Suite for Cello solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Basilique Sainte - Madeleine, Vézelay, 
Length: 17 Minutes 23 Secs. 
41.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Basilique Sainte - Madeleine, Vézelay, 
Length: 18 Minutes 34 Secs. 
42.
Suite for Cello solo no 6 in D major, BWV 1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1991 
Venue:  Basilique Sainte - Madeleine, Vézelay, 
Length: 32 Minutes 10 Secs. 
43.
Concerto for Cello in D minor, RV 406 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Chris Brown (Double Bass), Peter Howard (Basso Continuo), Layton James (Harpsichord),
Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 1 Secs. 
44.
Concerto for Cello in D major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Layton James (Harpsichord), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Chris Brown (Double Bass),
Peter Howard (Basso Continuo)
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
Length: 19 Minutes 8 Secs. 
45.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in B flat major, Wq 171/H 436 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Chris Brown (Double Bass), Peter Howard (Basso Continuo), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello),
Layton James (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Hugh Wolff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1751; Berlin, Germany 
Length: 23 Minutes 3 Secs. 
46.
Toccata for Cello and Keyboard "After Frescobaldi" by Gaspar Cassadó
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Herbert Tachezi (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
47.
Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Herbert Tachezi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
48.
Ach, was ist doch unser Leben, BWV 743 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Organ), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
49.
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 762 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Organ), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
50.
Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 747 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Organ), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
51.
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564: Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Organ), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Written: 1708-17 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
52.
7 altfranzösische Mädchenbilder: no 1, La Florentine by Louis Caix d'Hervelois
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Harpsichord), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
53.
7 altfranzösische Mädchenbilder: no 2, La Provençale by Louis Caix d'Hervelois
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Herbert Tachezi (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
54.
7 altfranzösische Mädchenbilder: no 3, La Lionnoise by Louis Caix d'Hervelois
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Herbert Tachezi (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
55.
7 altfranzösische Mädchenbilder: no 4, La Bavaroise by Louis Caix d'Hervelois
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Harpsichord), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
56.
7 altfranzösische Mädchenbilder: no 5, La Russienne by Louis Caix d'Hervelois
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Harpsichord), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
57.
7 altfranzösische Mädchenbilder: no 6, La Siciliene by Louis Caix d'Hervelois
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Harpsichord), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
58.
7 altfranzösische Mädchenbilder: no 7, La Milaneze by Louis Caix d'Hervelois
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Harpsichord), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
59.
Pieces (6) for Violin and Organ, Op. 150: no 2, Abendlied by Joseph Rheinberger
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Organ), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
60.
Pieces (6) for Violin and Organ, Op. 150: no 4, Pastorale by Joseph Rheinberger
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Organ), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
61.
Pieces (6) for Violin and Organ, Op. 150: no 5, Elegie by Joseph Rheinberger
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Organ), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
62.
Pričre for Violin/Cello and Organ, Op. 158 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Herbert Tachezi (Organ), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
63.
Triptyque by Renaud Gagneux
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990-1993; France 
Length: 17 Minutes 0 Secs. 
64.
Concerto for Cello "Sotto voce" by Rodion Shchedrin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Russia 
Length: 37 Minutes 13 Secs. 
65.
Concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano and Strings "For Three" by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Yuri Bashmet (Viola), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 16 Minutes 0 Secs. 
66.
Trio for Strings by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Yuri Bashmet (Viola), Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 25 Minutes 21 Secs. 
67.
Menuet for Violin, Viola and Cello by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Yuri Bashmet (Viola), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
68.
Chapter Eight - Canticum Canticorum: no 1, "Who is this coming up from the wilderness" by Alexandre Knaifel
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Norman Scribner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia,  Washington National Cathedral Choirsters,  National Cathedral Lower School Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Length: 11 Minutes 37 Secs. 
69.
Chapter Eight - Canticum Canticorum: no 2, "O that you were like a brother to me" by Alexandre Knaifel
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Norman Scribner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia,  Washington National Cathedral Choirsters,  National Cathedral Lower School Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Length: 11 Minutes 21 Secs. 
70.
Chapter Eight - Canticum Canticorum: no 3, "Make haste, my beloved" by Alexandre Knaifel
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Norman Scribner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia,  Washington National Cathedral Choirsters,  National Cathedral Lower School Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
71.
Chapter Eight - Canticum Canticorum: no 4, "You who dwell in the gardens" by Alexandre Knaifel
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Norman Scribner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia,  Washington National Cathedral Choirsters,  National Cathedral Lower School Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Length: 10 Minutes 53 Secs. 
72.
Chapter Eight - Canticum Canticorum: no 5, "Set me as a seal upon your heart" by Alexandre Knaifel
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Norman Scribner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia,  Washington National Cathedral Choirsters,  National Cathedral Lower School Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Length: 10 Minutes 52 Secs. 
73.
Chapter Eight - Canticum Canticorum: no 6, "His left hand is under my head" by Alexandre Knaifel
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Norman Scribner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia,  Washington National Cathedral Choirsters,  National Cathedral Lower School Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
74.
Romanza for Cello and Small Orchestra, Op. 49 by David Matthews
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
75.
The Canticle of the Sun by Sofia Gubaidulina
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Ryusuke Numajiri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Russia 
76.
Songs (7) for Soprano, Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 127 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano), Ulf Hoelscher (Violin),
Vasso Devetzi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USSR 
77.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
78.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
79.
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano), David Oistrakh (Violin), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
80.
Mavra: Oh, my dearest one "Parasha's Song" by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1922; France 
81.
Le baiser de la fée: Pas de deux by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928/1950; France 
82.
Le baiser de la fée: Variation by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928/1950; France 
83.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 11 in B flat minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
84.
Concerto for Cello by Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
85.
Adagio con variazioni for Cello and Orchestra by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Rome, Italy 
86.
Concerto for Cello, Op. 66 by Nikolay Myaskovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; USSR 
87.
Concerto ballata for Cello and Orchestra in C major, Op. 108 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1931; USSR 
88.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 119 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
89.
Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 125 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Israil Gusman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951/1952; USSR 
90.
Concertino for Cello in G minor, Op. 132 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USSR 
91.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USSR 
92.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USSR 
93.
Suite for Cello solo no 1, Op. 72 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; England 
94.
Suite for Cello solo no 2, Op. 80 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
95.
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
96.
Suite for Cello solo in D minor by Boris Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USSR 
97.
Concerto for Cello by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
98.
Partita for Cello, Harpsichord, Piano, Electric Guitar and Percussion by Boris Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alla Mamyko (Percussion), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USSR 
99.
Concert-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Aza Amintayeva (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
100.
Concerto for Cello no 1, Op. 23 by Boris Tishchenko
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Anastassiya Tishchenko (Piano)
Conductor:  Igor Blazhkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
101.
Concerto for Cello by Yuzo Toyama
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Yuzo Toyama
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966-1967; Japan 
102.
Concertino-monologue for Cello, Winds and Timpani in C major by Lev Knipper
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USSR 
103.
Concerto for Cello, Op. 43 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948/1956; USSR 
104.
Concerto da cŕmera for Cello by Fernando Lopes-Graça
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
105.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in B flat major, Op. 71 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USSR 
106.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Karen Khachaturian
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
107.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 
108.
Suite for Cello solo no 1, Op. 72 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; England 
109.
Saudades do Brasil, Op. 67: no 8, Tijuca by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; France 
110.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
111.
From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68/B 133: no 5, Silent Woods by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Bohemia 
112.
Suite for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 10 "In alten Stil": Presto by Christian Sinding
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Norway 
113.
Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op. 7: Aprčs un ręve by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1878 
114.
Suite for Cello solo no 2, Op. 80 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
115.
I see you by Yuri Shaporin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
116.
Elfentanz, Op. 39 by David Popper
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
117.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
118.
Pieces (10) from Cinderella for Piano, Op. 97: no 10, Adagio by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 
119.
Cinderella, Op. 87: no 37, Waltz-Coda by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
120.
The Love for Three Oranges, suite for orchestra, Op. 33 bis: 3. Marche by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1919; Soviet Union 
121.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, HWV 371/Op. 1 no 13: 3rd movement, Larghetto by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1750; London, England 
122.
Elegy by Yuri Shaporin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
123.
Pieces (5) for Cello and Piano, Op. 25: no 5, Scherzo by Yuri Shaporin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
124.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
125.
Introduction and Polonaise for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
126.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in A minor, Op. 81 by Nikolay Myaskovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948-1949; USSR 
127.
Pieces (5) for Cello and Piano, Op. 25 by Yuri Shaporin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
128.
Le Grand Tango by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Alexei Lubimov (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
129.
Grand Duet for Cello and Piano by Galina Ustvolskaya
Performer:  Alexei Lubimov (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USSR 
130.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Alexei Lubimov (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994 
131.
Epilogue from "Peer Gynt", for cello, piano & tape by Alfred Schnittke
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexei Lubimov (Piano), Igor Uriash (Tape)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1993 

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 A magician of cello May 24, 2017 By Tamas Fenyvesi (Budapest, Hungary) See All My Reviews "This set of Rostropovich recordings is an absolute fascination.While writing this review in the background I am listening to the second DVD, the first suite of Bach. Rostropovich gives a fantastic introduction to it. It is great to listen the phrases in a variation of interpretations on the piano and it is great to listen him in Russian.Anybody who wants to understand what cello is, must listen to these records. I see and of course I new it beforhand that they are 40 plus three DVD-s.I'll take my time to listen them all. It is a pity that he did not record the Ravel A minor trio. Whatever it is immodest to write a review on the recording of this genius ." Report Abuse
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