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Rostropovich & Britten

Recorded live at the 1961 Aldeburgh Music Festival - Previously unpublished

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) & Benjamin Britten (piano), Peter Pears (tenor)

this Testament release of Rostropovich in his debut at the Aldeburgh Festival catches the cellist somewhere near his early and all-conquering best More…
  • Presto Disc of the Week
    14th April 2017

2 CDs

$20.50

Usually despatched in 4 - 5 working days

Contents:

Schubert: Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821

I. Allegro moderato

II. Adagio

III. Allegretto

Britten: Sonata for cello and piano in C major, Op. 65

I. Dialogo

II. Scherzo-Pizzicato

III. Elegia

IV. Marcia

V. Moto Perpetuo

V. Moto Perpetuo (Encore)

Schumann: Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102

I. Vanitas vanitatum (Mit Humor)

II. Langsam

III. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen

IV. Nicht zu rasch

V. Stark und markiert

Debussy: Cello Sonata

I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto

II. Serenade: Moderement anime

III. Final: Anime,leger et nerveux

 Excerpt  Britten: Sonata for cello and piano in C major, Op. 65

IV. Marcia (Encore)

Speech by Rostropovich

Bach, J S: Cantata BWV41 'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset': Woferne du den edlen Frieden

Aria (Encore)

Bach, J S: Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV1009

I. Prelude

II. Allemande

III. Courante

IV. Sarabande

V. Bouree

VI. Gigue