Rostropovich, Mstislav

Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist of the Century

3CD
24 Mar 2017

Barcode: 0190295900533

The greatest cellist of his time, and a man of enormous generosity and charisma, Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007) became an influential figure in the world’s culture. Composers such as Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Britten numbered among his many friends, and his mastery of traditional repertoire was matched by his passion for new music. Exiled from the Soviet Union in the 1970s for daring to advocate freedom of expression, Rostropovich later played an active role in Russia’s transition from Communism to democracy. The range and richness of his life and art are expressed in the magnificently varied music in this 3-CD collection.

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104: II. Adagio ma non troppo  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
02 Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129: III. Sehr lebhaft  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
03 Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: Allegro non troppo -  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
04 Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102: III. Vivace non troppo  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
05 Strauss, R: Don Quixote, Op. 35: Epilogue - Don Quixote's mind clears & Death of Don Quixote  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
06 Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
07 Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante in E Minor, Op. 125: III. Andante con moto  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
08 Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107: I. Allegretto  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
09 Dutilleux: Cello Concerto (Tout un monde lointain): V. Hymne (Allegro)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
Disc 2 
01 Bach, JS: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
02 Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D Minor, RV 406: III. Minuetto  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
03 Tartini: Cello Concerto in D Major: IV. Allegro (Arr. Wolff)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
04 Caix d'Hervelois: 7 altfranzösische Mädchenbilder: III. La lionnoise (Arr. Längin for Cello and Harpsichord)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
05 Cassadó: Toccata (in the Style of Frescobaldi)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
06 Bach, JS: Concerto in D Minor After Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974: II. Adagio  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
07 Bach, CPE: Cello Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, H. 436: III. Allegro assai (Arr. Wolff)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
08 Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb, 1: III. Allegro molto  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
09 Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb, 2: III. Rondo (Allegro)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
10 Beethoven: 12 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" (from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte), Op. 66  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
11 Beethoven: 12 Variations on "See the conqu'ring hero comes" (from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus), WoO 45  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
12 Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65: IV. Finale (Allegro)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
13 Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: II. Adagio affetuoso  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
Disc 3 
01 Rachmaninov: 14 Romances, Op. 34: XIV. Vocalise (Arr. Rostropovich for Cello and Piano)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
02 Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
03 Falla: El amor brujo: VIII. Danza Ritual del Fuego (Arr. Piatigorsky for Cello and Piano)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
04 Bach, JS: 3 Chorale Preludes: III. Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 747 (Arr. Kodály for Cello and Organ)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
05 Bach, JS: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564: II. Adagio (Arr. Siloti for Cello and Organ)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
06 Schubert: Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Major, D. 899 (Arr. Heifetz & Rostropovich for Cello and Piano)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
07 Dvorák: From the Bohemian Forest, Op. 68: V. Silent Woods (Arr. Piatigorsky for Cello and Piano)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
08 Scriabin: 12 Etudes, Op. 8: No. 11 in B-Flat Minor (Arr. Piatigorsky for Cello and Piano)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
09 Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges (suite), Op. 33b: III. March (Arr. Rostropovich for Cello and Piano)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
10 Britten: Cello Suite No. 2, Op. 80: III. Scherzo (Allegro molto)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
11 Respighi: Adagio con variazioni, P. 133  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
12 Saint-Saëns: Prière, Op. 158  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
13 Fauré: 3 Songs, Op. 7: I. Après un rêve (Arr. Casals for Cello and Piano)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
14 Debussy: Préludes, Book 1, L. 117: XII. Minstrels (Arr. for Cello and Piano)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
15 Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune (Arr. Roelens for Cello and Piano)  - Mstislav Rostropovich 
16 Milhaud: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 136: III. Joyeux  - Mstislav Rostropovich 


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