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Beethoven: Sonata cello & piano op. 102 nº 2. Rostropovich – Richter: great compositions/performances


Beethoven: Sonata cello & piano op. 102 nº 2. Rostropovich – Richter

Rostropovich plays the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite # 1: great compositions/performances


Rostropovich plays the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite # 1

Tchaikovsky-Meditation from Souvenir d’un lieu cher op. 42 no. 1 (Orchestrated by A. Glazunov): great compositions/performances



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Tchaikovsky-Meditation from Souvenir d’un lieu cher op. 42 no. 1 (Orchestrated by A. Glazunov)

Tchaikovsky's tomb at the Alexander Nevsky Mon...

Tchaikovsky’s tomb at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

*****Isaac Stern: violin-
*****National Symphony Orchestra-Mstislav                 Rostropovich: conductor-1977

 

great compsitions/performances: Sviatoslav Richter – Beethoven – Piano Sonata No 9 in E major, Op 14


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Sviatoslav Richter – Beethoven – Piano Sonata No 9 in E major, Op 14

00:00 Allegro
06:39 Allegretto. Maggiore
12:53 Rondo. Allegro comodo

Sviatoslav Richter, piano

Galina Vishnevskaya Sings Mikhail Glinka’s “The Lark”



The great Russian soprano in one of Glinka’s lovely compositions from the 1840’s.

 

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Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D. 821 : Alexandre Debrus, cello & Alexander Mogilevsky, piano



Franz Schubert
Arpeggione sonata in A minor D. 821

1. Allegro moderato 14’20
2. Adagio 04’03
3. Allegretto 11’27

Alexandre Debrus, cello
Alexander Mogilevsky, piano

From the CD “Pavane Records” ref.: ADW 7541

http://www.alexandredebrus.com

Alexandre Debrus was born in 1976, into a family of musicians, his father Raoul Debrus and his mother Eliane Debrus-Boucher, were respectively lead viola and cello to the RTBF Symphony Orchestra in Belgium. At the age of four he started to play the cello under the guidance of his mother. He was studying with Luc Dewez (Mons and Waterloo in Belgium), Mischa Maisky (Siena), Mark Drobinsky (Siena and Paris), Yvan Monighetti (Basel) and Mstislav Rostropovich (Beloeil in Belgium). He gives numerous concerts in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, Serbia, Italy, Spain, Greece, the United States, Russia, Argentina, Japan and to China. He recorded 19 CD as soloist and with chamber music ensemble under different labels, such as Pavane Records, BMG-RCA, Victor Read Seal, EMI Classics and Artès Classics. Continue reading

J.Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1 in C major – M. Rostropovich and Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields


 

 


Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich, KBE (Russian: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopol’dovič Rostropovič, pronounced [rəstrɐˈpɔvʲɪtɕ]; March 27, 1927 – April 27, 2007), known to close friends as Slava, was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He was married to the soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. He is widely considered to have been the greatest cellist of the second half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest of all time. In addition to his outstanding interpretations and technique, he was well-known for his commissions of new works which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before or since. He gave the premieres of over 100 pieces.[1]

Rostropovich was internationally recognized as a staunch advocate of human rights, and was awarded the 1974 Award of the International League of Human Rights.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mstislav_Rostropovich

The Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1, by Joseph Haydn was composed around 17611765 for longtime friend Joseph Franz Weigl, then the principal cellist of Prince Nicolaus‘s Esterházy Orchestra.

The work was presumed lost until 1961, when musicologist Oldřich Pulkert discovered a copy of the score at the Prague National Museum. Though some doubts have been raised about the authenticity of the work, most experts believe that Haydn did compose this concerto.
(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cello_Concerto_No._1_in_C_(Haydn)