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Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Walton: Cello Concerto / Piatigorsky


Release Date: 01/25/2005 
Label:  Rca Victor Living Stereo Catalog #: 66375   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákSir William Walton
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Piatigorsky, a frequent partner of Heifetz, was one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. His passionate Living Stereo recording of Dvorak's masterpiece is paired with the Walton, the first recording of a modern masterwork which he premiered, and which the composer dedicated to him.

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
These were original three-track recordings; in SACD multi-channel mode, the music will be heard only from the front left, center and right channels.
Piatigorsky, a frequent partner of Heifetz, was one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. His passionate Living Stereo recording of Dvorak's masterpiece is paired with the Walton, the first recording of a modern masterwork which he premiered, and which the composer dedicated to him.

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
These were original three-track recordings; in SACD multi-channel mode, the music will be heard only from the front left, center and right channels.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1895; USA 
Date of Recording: 1957 
2.
Concerto for Cello by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Gregor Piatigorsky (Cello)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1974; England 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A First Choice in Dvorak's Cello Concerto December 27, 2016 By owen ryan (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "Piatigorsky, like Rostropovich, was from the Soviet Union As a young man he made a daring escape from the USSR eventually settling in the USA. Rostropovich, on the other hand, was allowed to leave the USSR (because he was such an outspoken critic of the communist system). Piatigorsky is the only cellist equal to Rostropovich, at least when it comes to Dvorak's Cello Concerto. This is a magnificent account of this work-- not only on the part of the soloist but also the conductor and orchestra. Munch and the Boston Symphony are at their finest in this performance. In comparing this recording to the previously reviewed DG offering, I can not say that either of these performances was bettter than the other. This RCA disc does have that gorgeous Living Stereo sound and the Walton Concerto is a bonus. Strongly recommended!" Report Abuse
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