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Haydn: Cello Concertos 1 & 2 / Rostropovich, ASMF


Release Date: 03/14/2000 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 67263   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Rostropovich's larger-than-life coupling of the two Haydn cello concertos is more controversial. He also conducts the accompaniments, so is able to indulge himself with ardently romantic lyricism and fantastically brilliant playing in allegros. Haydn would surely have been amazed. But a little less emoting and a little more poise would have improved these interpretations. Even so, their sheer personality makes them easy to enjoy.

-- Gramophone [5/2000]


A bear hug for this wonderful disc which marries the soulful expansiveness of one of the world's great musicians (never mind cellists) with the down-to-earth directness of one of Britain's finest chamber orchestras...

-- International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello no 1 in C major, H 7b no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1761-1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op. 101/H 7b no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 36 Secs. 

Sound Samples

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. 1 in C Major, Ho. VIIb/1 (Cadenzas: Benjamin Britten) (1999 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio - Cadenza
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in C Major, Ho. VIIb/1 (Cadenzas: Benjamin Britten) (1999 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro molto
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Cadenzas: Mstislav Rostropovich) (1999 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato - Cadenza
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Cadenzas: Mstislav Rostropovich) (1999 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Cadenzas: Mstislav Rostropovich) (1999 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro) - Cadenza

Customer Reviews

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 Good Recording July 15, 2014 By JOSEPH S. (BLUFFTON, SC) See All My Reviews "The only thing I miss are the music note booklet that come with the CD." Report Abuse
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