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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. 

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