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The Very Best Of Mstislav Rostropovich

Rostopovich,Mstislav
Release Date: 07/26/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 94775   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnJohannes BrahmsAntonín DvorákRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Mstislav RostropovichDavid OistrakhAlexander DedyukhinUlrich Koch,   ... 
Conductor:  Mstislav RostropovichGeorge SzellCarlo Maria GiuliniLeonard Bernstein,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1: 1st movement, Moderato by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1761-1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 51 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2: 3rd movement, Rondo-Allegro by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double": 3rd movement, Vivace non troppo by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  George Szell
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99: 4th movement, Allegro molto by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1957 
Venue:  No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Bohemia 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 16 Minutes 31 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129: 3rd Movement, Sehr lebhaft by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/27/1957 
Venue:  No. 31 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9.
Don Quixote, Op. 35: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Ulrich Koch (Viola)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Germany 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
10.
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68: 4th movement, Passacaglia by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963 
Date of Recording: 03/12/1964 
Venue:  Live  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatoire 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op 107: 1st movement, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/10/1961 
Venue:  Live  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatoire 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40: 4th movement, Allegro by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Dmitri Shostakovich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USSR 
Venue:  Radio House, Moscow 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
13.
The Canticle of the Sun: Excerpt(s) by Sofia Gubaidulina
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Simon Carrington (Percussion), Neil Percy (Percussion)
Conductor:  Ryusuke Numajiri
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1999 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
14.
Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33a: March by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexey Zybtsev (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1924; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
15.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1957 
Venue:  No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
16.
Elfentanz, Op. 39 by David Popper
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/26/1957 
Venue:  No. 3 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
17.
Cinderella: Waltz-Coda by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1940-1944; Soviet Union 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
18.
Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor, Op. 125: 2. Allegro giusto by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Period: Modern 
Written: 1952 
Date of Recording: 04/15/1957 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 17 Minutes 29 Secs. 
19.
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 
Venue:  Basilique Sainte-Madeleine, Vézelay, Yon 
Length: 15 Minutes 35 Secs. 
20.
Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in G major on a theme by Handel, WoO 45: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Vasso Devetzi (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
21.
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33: Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/30/1960 
Venue:  Live  Great Hall, Moscow Conservatoire 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 

Sound Samples

6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Prélude
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Allemande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Courante
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Sarabande
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Menuett I
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Menuett II
6 Suites (Sonatas) for Cello BWV1007-12, Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007: Gigue
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in C Major, Ho. VIIb/1 (Cadenzas: Benjamin Britten) (1999 Remastered Version): I. Moderato - Cadenza: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in C Major, Ho. VIIb/1 (Cadenzas: Benjamin Britten) (1999 Digital Remaster): I. Moderato - Cadenza
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Cadenzas: Mstislav Rostropovich) (1999 Remastered Version): III. Rondo (Allegro) - Cadenza: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Cadenzas: Mstislav Rostropovich) (1999 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro) - Cadenza
12 Variations on Mozart's 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' from 'Die Zauberflöte', Op.66 (1997 Remastered Version): 12 Variations on Mozart's 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' from 'Die Zauberflöte', Op.66
Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A Minor, Op.102 (1997 Remastered Version): III. Vivace non troppo: Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A Minor, Op.102 (1997 - Remaster): III. Vivace non troppo
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Op. 99 (2007 Remastered Version): IV. Allegro molto: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Op. 99 (2007 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro molto
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104) (2001 Remastered Version): I. Allegro: Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104) (2001 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129 (1997 Remastered Version): III. Sehr lebhaft - (Cadenza) - Im Tempo - Schneller: Cello Concerto in A minor Op. 129 (1997 Digital Remaster): III. Sehr lebhaft - (Cadenza) - Im Tempo - Schneller
Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major Op.33: Variation I (Tempo della Thema) -
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op.33 (2001 Remastered Version): I. Allegro non troppo -: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op.33 (2001 - Remaster): I. Allegro non troppo -
Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14 (2007 Remastered Version): Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14
Don Quixote - extract (1998 Remastered Version): Don Quixote - extract
Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 (1997 Remastered Version): IV. Passacaglia - Andante allegro: Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op.68 (1997 Digital Remaster): IV. Passacaglia - Andante allegro
Cello Concerto No. 1 in E Flat, Op.107 (1997 Remastered Version): Allegretto: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E Flat, Op.107 (1997 Digital Remaster): Allegretto
Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op.40 (1997 Remastered Version): IV. Allegro: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op.40 (1997 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro
The Canticle of the Sun
March from 'The Love for Three Oranges' (1997 Remastered Version): March from 'The Love for Three Oranges'
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune
Elfin Dance
Cinderella, Op.87 (1997 Remastered Version): Waltz-Coda: Cinderella, Op.87 (1997 - Remaster): Waltz-Coda
Sinfonia Concertante (2007 Remastered Version): II. Allegro giusto: Sinfonia Concertante (2007 - Remaster): II. Allegro giusto

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