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Britten: Cello Suites 1 & 2 / Mstislav Rostropovich


Release Date: 07/26/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 421859   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav RostropovichBenjamin Britten
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The definitive Rostropovich performances on Decca [of the Cello Suites 1 and 2] for example, are unsurpassable... [T]he Decca version [of the Sonata for Cello and Piano] with Rostropovich and Britten himself at the piano is still the top recommendation.

-- Gramophone [2/1993]
The definitive Rostropovich performances on Decca [of the Cello Suites 1 and 2] for example, are unsurpassable... [T]he Decca version [of the Sonata for Cello and Piano] with Rostropovich and Britten himself at the piano is still the top recommendation.

-- Gramophone [2/1993]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Cello solo no 1, Op. 72 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1968 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape 
Length: 24 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2.
Suite for Cello solo no 2, Op. 80 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1968 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape 
Length: 23 Minutes 42 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 65 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Benjamin Britten (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1961 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 20 Minutes 7 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Suite for cello No.1, Op.72: 1. Canto primo (sostenuto e largamente)
Suite for cello No.1, Op.72: Fuga: Andante moderato
Suite for cello No.1, Op.72: Lamento: Lento rubato
Suite for cello No.1, Op.72: 2. Canto secondo (Sostenuto)
Suite for cello No.1, Op.72: Serenata: Allegretto: pizzicato
Suite for cello No.1, Op.72: Marcia: Alla marcia moderato
Suite for cello No.1, Op.72: 3. Canto terzo (Sostenuto)
Suite for cello No.1, Op.72: Bordone: Moderato quasi recitativo
Suite for cello No.1, Op.72: Moto perpetuo e canto quarto: Presto
Suite for cello No.2, Op.80: Declamato: Largo
Suite for cello No.2, Op.80: Fuga: Andante
Suite for cello No.2, Op.80: Scherzo: Allegro molto
Suite for cello No.2, Op.80: Andante lento
Suite for cello No.2, Op.80: Ciaconna: Allegro
Sonata in C for Cello and Piano Op.65: 1. Dialogo
Sonata in C for Cello and Piano Op.65: 2. Scherzo - pizzicato
Sonata in C for Cello and Piano Op.65: 3. Elegia
Sonata in C for Cello and Piano Op.65: 4. Marcia
Sonata in C for Cello and Piano Op.65: 5. Moto perpetuo

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