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1967 Carnegie Hall Marathon / Rostropovich, Rozhdestvensky, Et Al

Rostropovich,Mstislav / Lpo / Rozhdestvensky
Release Date: 10/13/2009 
Label:  Doremi Records   Catalog #: 7974   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarDmitri ShostakovichWalter PistonBoris Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Mstislav RostropovichGlynne AdamsItzhak Perlman
Conductor:  Gennadi RozhdestvenskyLukas Foss
Number of Discs: 6 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Date of Recording: 02/28/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 27 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/26/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 34 Minutes 13 Secs. 
3.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra by Walter Piston
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/02/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 16 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Partita for cello, piano, harpsichord, electric guitar and percussion by Boris Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Modern 
Written: 1966 
Date of Recording: 03/05/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 24 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5.
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: 02/28/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Glynne Adams (Viola)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/02/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 44 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7.
Adagio con variazioni for Cello and Orchestra by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/02/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 13 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/07/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 32 Minutes 11 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Cello in G major, RV 413 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/02/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 10 Minutes 58 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for Cello in C major, RV 398 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/05/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for Cello in G minor, RV 417 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/05/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 10 Minutes 16 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Cello in A major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/07/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 12 Minutes 39 Secs. 
13.
Suite for cello & chamber orchestra by Yuri Levitin
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Date of Recording: 03/09/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Cello in D minor by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 03/09/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 25 Minutes 15 Secs. 
15.
Cello Concerto by Lukas Foss
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Lukas Foss
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 03/05/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
16.
Schelomo by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1916; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/09/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 22 Minutes 44 Secs. 
17.
Concertino for Cello in G minor, Op. 132 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/23/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 19 Minutes 6 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Cello by Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
Date of Recording: 03/12/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 16 Minutes 33 Secs. 
19.
Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 16 by Tikhon Khrennikov
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
20.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1964 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 18 Minutes 17 Secs. 
21.
Concerto for Cello by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/07/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 25 Minutes 11 Secs. 
22.
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; England 
Date of Recording: 03/12/1967 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall 
Length: 32 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A marathon of great music and great performance April 6, 2017 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "The great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was in his prime, about to turn 40, when he arrived in New York with the London Symphony Orchestra for eight concerts at Carnegie Hall between February 23 and March 12, 1967. The excitement surrounding this project is easy to hear; there's a real sense of occasion in this music, and though the applause for each piece is cut quite short, what's left is (rightly) very enthusiastic. For this six-CD set Doremi has chosen 22 concertos from the 30 performed. It seems a bit churlish to complain, with all the amazing riches included, about what isn't here. But what a shame to have the greatest of 20th century cello concertos, the Elgar, to lead off the set, without the greatest 19th century concerto, the Dvorak, to go with it. I also regret not having the Schumann concerto, and the two Haydn concertos. But let's accentuate the positive, beginning with the Elgar Cello Concerto. Comparing it with the classic performance by Jacqueline du Pre (with the same LSO), it seems much cooler at first than du Pre's more emotional attack, but Rostropovich soon turns on the afterburners, and provides just as satisfying an experience when the piece is over. Other highlights include Prokofiev's Concertino, a work that is much more substantial and interesting than the diminutive title would suggest, and the Britten Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, which was written for Rostropovich in 1964. I also much enjoyed the Hindemith Concerto, and the two American world premieres, by Foss and Piston. Ottorino Respighi's Adagio con variazioni is a really remarkable piece of music, which Rostropovich sinks his teeth into. It's marvellous to have it available in such a strong performance. Unfortunately, my enjoyment in this music is not completely unalloyed. The baroque music, concertos by Vivaldi and Tartini, does not match the level of the rest of the program. I was perfectly willing to put aside my love for the historically informed style in vogue today, even indulging in a bit of guilty pleasure. But I got no pleasure from these lumpish, unformed performances. There was precious little charm here, and no real feeling that Rostropovich was engaged in this music. These are the exceptions, though, rather than the rule, and I can enthusiastically recommend this marathon of great music and great performance." Report Abuse
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