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Strauss: Don Quixote; Schumann / Rostropovich

Release Date: 03/09/1999 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 66965   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard StraussRobert Schumann
Performer:  Ulrich KochMstislav Rostropovich
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanLeonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraORTF National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Award: Diapason d'Or/Choc du Monde de la Musique, France

"...a superb account of Strauss's masterpiece, earns the strongest recommendation for the virtuosity and eloquence of the performance and the remarkably vivid recording..." - Gramophone

One of the great musicians of the twentieth century is heard here in two staples of the cello repertoire: Strauss's masterpiece Don Quixote and Schumann's beautifully lyrical Concerto.

The performances, recorded in Berlin in 1975 and in Paris in 1976, feature the most sympathetic and virtuosic accompaniments from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Karajan, and from Leonard Bernstein and the French National Orchestra.

For this
Read more reissue the recordings have been digitally remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios. In the booklet, the English essay by Anthony Short appears also in German, French and Spanish translation.

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Works on This Recording

Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Ulrich Koch (Viola), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1975 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 43 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1976 
Venue:  Wagram Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 25 Minutes 31 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Excellent December 16, 2014 By William L. (Lake Charles, LA) See All My Reviews "I recommend!" Report Abuse
 Sweet & Sour Mstislav September 19, 2014 By owen  ryan (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "I bought this CD primarily for the Cello Concerto but I should have done my homework first. Penguin Guide: ''sounds disappointingy self-concious. [Rostropovich] is at his most indulgent.'' Not as labeled one of the Great Recordings of the Century. Don Quixote according to Gramophone is ''superb...earns the strongest recommendation for the virtuosity and eloquence of the performance and the remarkably vivid recording.'' Since I already have the wonderful Reiner/CSO account and Karajan/BPO's very good 1976 recording, I'll probably not keep this EMI issue." Report Abuse
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