Slava! The Art of Rostropovich (3CD)

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Slava! The Art of Rostropovich (3CD)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) with various orchestras & conductors

[ Deutsche Grammophon / 3 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Monday 20 March 2017

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In celebration of "Slava's" 90th birthday in March 2017, Deutsche Grammophon presents some of his greatest and most popular recordings on 3 CDs including: The legendary Dvorák Cello Concerto with Karajan, the Chopin Cello Sonata with Martha Argerich, and the Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 with Rudolf Serkin. Plus a selection of hard-to-find and beautiful encores.

Not only a cellist, a conductor, a pianist and a trained composer, Rostropovich was - in the words of his pupil David Geringas - "an entire universe unto himself", a man whose subject was not merely music alone, but "the whole world": The world of humanity, of emotion, of intellect, of communication and of understanding.

3 CDs presenting Rostropovich's best-loved recordings
Includes several recordings of hard-to-find encores

"the intensity of lyrical feeling and the spontaneity of the partnership between Karajan and Rostropovich ensures the position of their disc at the top of recommendations for this peer among nineteenth century cello concertos." Rosette. Penguin Stereo Guide. (Dvorak / Tchaikovsky)

"Rostropovich plays with beautiful controlled feeling, and Seiji Ozawa brings sympathyand fine discipline to the accompaniment, securing admirably expressive playing from the Boston Orchestra." (Glazunov)


Prince Igor: Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens
Naum Walter (piano)

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38
Rudolf Serkin (piano)

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Martha Argerich (piano)
Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3
Martha Argerich (piano)

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Chant du Ménestrel, Op. 71
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Moto perpetuo, Op. 11, MS 72
Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)

Dance of the Elves, Op. 39
Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)

Adagio for cello & piano (from Cinderella), Op. 97bis
Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Symphony Orchestra of the All Union Radio, Gregory Stolyarov

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70
Martha Argerich (piano)

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich