ROSTROPOVICH Complete Recordings

MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH
Complete Recordings on
Deutsche Grammophon

Int. Release 06 Jan. 2017
37 CDs
0289 479 6789 7


Track List

CD 1: Schumann: Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op.129 / Tchaikovsky: Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op.129

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57

11.
1:32

Mstislav Rostropovich, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Total Playing Time 44:33

CD 2: Dvorák: Cello Concerto / Tchaikovsky: Variations On A Rococo Theme

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Cello Concerto In B Minor, Op.104, B.191

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op.33, TH.57

Mstislav Rostropovich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:00:14

CD 3: Pieces For Cello By Glazunov And Shostakovich

Alexander Glazunov (1865 - 1936)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Cello Concerto No.2, Op.126

2.
0:00
13:58

Mstislav Rostropovich, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Total Playing Time 37:30

CD 4: Vivaldi / Tartini / Boccherini: Cello Concertos

Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805)
Cello Concerto Nr. 2 In D Major G.479

Arr. by M. Rostropovich

Mstislav Rostropovich, Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum, Paul Sacher

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Cello Concerto in C major, RV 398

Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexandre Stein, Martin Derungs, Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum, Paul Sacher

Giuseppe Tartini (1692 - 1770)
Cello Concerto in A major

Arr. by M. Rostropovich

Arr. by M. Rostropovich

Mstislav Rostropovich, Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum, Paul Sacher

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Cello Concerto In G Major, RV 413

11.
0:00
4:18

Mstislav Rostropovich, Martin Derungs, Orchestra of the Collegium Musicum, Paul Sacher

Total Playing Time 50:20

CD 5: Schubert: String Quintet D 956

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
String Quintet In C Major, D. 956

2.
0:00
16:01

Mstislav Rostropovich, Melos Quartet

Total Playing Time 57:45

CD 6: Chopin: Cello Sonata; Polonaise / Schumann: Adagio And Allegro

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Sonata In G Minor For Cello & Piano, Op.65

Mstislav Rostropovich, Martha Argerich

Introduction and Polonaise, Op.3

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Adagio And Allegro In A Flat Major, Op. 70

arr. Friedrich Grützmacher

Martha Argerich, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 45:36

CD 7: Brahms: Sonatas For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38 & No.2 In F, Op.99

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In F, Op.99

Mstislav Rostropovich, Rudolf Serkin

Total Playing Time 57:21

CD 8: Beethoven: The String Trios

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
String Trio In E Flat, Op.3

Serenade For String Trio In D, Op.8

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Bruno Giuranna, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 1:05:55

CD 9: Beethoven: The String Trios

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
String Trio In G Major, Op.9, No.1

String Trio In D Major, Op.9, No.2

String Trio In C Minor, Op.9, No.3

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Bruno Giuranna, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 1:12:38

CD 10: Schubert: String Quintet In C Major D.956, Op. Posth. 163

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
String Quintet In C Major, D. 956

2.
0:00
14:50

Mstislav Rostropovich, Emerson String Quartet

Total Playing Time 53:31

CD 11: Messiaen: Concert à quatre / Bernstein: Three Meditations From "Mass"

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
Concert à quatre (1990-1991)

Catherine Cantin, Heinz Holliger, Yvonne Loriod, Mstislav Rostropovich, Orchestre de l'Opéra Bastille, Myung Whun Chung

Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990)
Three Meditations from "Mass"

Mstislav Rostropovich, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein

Total Playing Time 43:00

CD 12: Beethoven: Cello Sonatas 1 - 5

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In F, Op.5 No.1

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.4 In C, Op.102 No.1

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.5 In D, Op.102 No.2

Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter

Total Playing Time 55:32

CD 13: Beethoven: Cello Sonatas 1 - 5

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In G Minor, Op.5 No.2

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.3 In A, Op.69

Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter

Total Playing Time 53:06

CD 14: Britten: Cello Sonata In C Major, Op.65 / Schumann: 5 Stücke im Volkston / Debussy: Cello Sonata

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Sonata In C For Cello And Piano Op.65

1.
6:55

3.
5:58

4.
2:10

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
5 Stücke Im Volkston, Op.102

7.
3:30

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Sonata In D Minor For Cello & Piano, L.135

Mstislav Rostropovich, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time 50:48

CD 15: Britten: Cello Sonata In C Major / Haydn: Cello Concerto In C Major

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Symphony For Cello And Orchestra, Op.68

3.
0:00
10:34

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Cello Concerto In C Major, Hob.VIIb:1

Mstislav Rostropovich, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time 1:00:16

CD 16: Britten: Cello Suites No.1 Op. 72 & No.2 Op.80

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Suite For Cello No.1, Op.72

Suite For Cello No.2, Op.80

10.
4:29

11.
4:37

13.
5:25

Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 47:55

CD 17: Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata In A Minor, D 821 / Bridge: Cello Sonata

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Sonata For Arpeggione And Piano In A Minor, D. 821

2.
4:35

3.
10:33

Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)
Sonata For Cello And Piano

Mstislav Rostropovich, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time 52:04

CD 18: Rostropovich - Mastercellist. Legendary Recordings 1956-1978

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Sonata In G Minor For Cello & Piano, Op.19

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Vocalise, Op.34, No.14

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Impromptu in G flat, D.899 No.3

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Kinderszenen, Op.15

Cello and Piano

Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Dedyukhin

Total Playing Time 55:41

CD 19: Haydn: Piano Trio In G Minor, H.XV No.19 / Beethoven: Piano Trio No.9 In E Flat, WoO 38 / Schumann: Piano Trio No.1 In D Minor, Op.63

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Piano Trio in G minor, H.XV No.19

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Trio No.9 in E Flat, WoO 38

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.63

Mstislav Rostropovich, Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan

Total Playing Time 58:49

CD 20: Haydn: Piano Trio In D, H.XV No.16 / Beethoven: Piano Trio No.7 In B Flat, Op.97

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Piano Trio in D, H.XV No.16

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Trio No.7 In B Flat, Op.97 "Archduke"

Mstislav Rostropovich, Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan

Total Playing Time 1:02:50

CD 21: Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 In C Minor, Op.15

Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15

Mstislav Rostropovich, Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, Rudolf Barshai

Total Playing Time 29:14

CD 22: Schubert: String Quintet In C Major, D. 956

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
String Quintet In C Major, D. 956

2.
17:40

4.
8:44

Taneyev Quartet, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 54:37

CD 23: Rostropovich: Early Recordings

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Cello Concerto No.1 In A Minor, Op.33

Mstislav Rostropovich, Symphony Orchestra of the All Union Radio, Gregory Stolyarov

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op.129

Mstislav Rostropovich, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Samuel Samosud

Alexander Glazunov (1865 - 1936)
Mstislav Rostropovich, Moscow Youth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

Total Playing Time 48:12

CD 24: Rostropovich: Early Recordings

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Introduction and Polonaise, Op.3

Enrique Granados (1867 - 1916)
Goyescas (Opera)

Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Dedyukhin

Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887)
Prince Igor

Act 1

Mstislav Rostropovich, Naum Walter

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Cinderella, Op.87

4.
0:00
5:36

David Popper (1843 - 1913)
Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Dedyukhin

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Stimmungsbilder Op.9

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
5 Stücke Im Volkston, Op.102

Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Yampolsky

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Te Deum in D, "Dettingen", HWV 283

Mstislav Rostropovich, Naum Walter

Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840)
Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Yampolsky

Total Playing Time 49:56

CD 25: Schumann: Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op.54 / Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21

Martha Argerich, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 1:00:31

CD 26: Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites (Swan Lake; The Sleeping Beauty)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a, TH 234

5.
0:00
4:24

Swan Lake (Suite), Op.20a, TH 219

Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich

Leon Spierer, Eberhard Finke, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich

Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich

Leon Spierer, Eberhard Finke, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich

Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich

Leon Spierer, Eberhard Finke, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 45:18

CD 27: Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; String Quartet No.1 In D, Op.11; Capriccio italien, Op.45

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a, TH.35

Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
String Quartet No.1 In D Major, Op.11, TH.111

Orchestral Version

Mstislav Rostropovich, Members of Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 45:23

CD 28: Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 In D Minor, Op.47

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Symphony No.5 in D Minor, Op.47

3.
0:00
12:48

National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 45:35

CD 29: Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet, Opp.64 A & B

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Romeo and Juliet, Ballet Suite, Op.64a, No.1

Romeo And Juliet, Ballet Suite, Op.64a, No.2

11.
0:00
2:09

National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 57:50

CD 30: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26

Mikhail Pletnev, Russian National Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 1:11:14

CD 31: Puccini: Tosca

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 1

Antonio Zerbini, Guido Mazzini, Franco Bonisolli, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Franco Bonisolli, Guido Mazzini, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Franco Bonisolli, Antonio Zerbini, Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Franco Bonisolli, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Franco Bonisolli, Antonio Zerbini, Guido Mazzini, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeurs de Radio France, Maitrise D'Enfants De Radio France, Nadia Gedda-Nova

Matteo Manuguerra, Guido Mazzini, Mario Guggia, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Matteo Manuguerra, Galina Vishnevskaya, Guido Mazzini, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Matteo Manuguerra, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Matteo Manuguerra, Mario Guggia, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeurs de Radio France

Total Playing Time 45:01

CD 32: Puccini: Tosca

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 2

Matteo Manuguerra, Domenico Versaci Medici, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Matteo Manuguerra, Domenico Versaci Medici, Mario Guggia, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Matteo Manuguerra, Mario Guggia, Franco Bonisolli, Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeurs de Radio France

Matteo Manuguerra, Franco Bonisolli, Mario Guggia, Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Matteo Manuguerra, Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Matteo Manuguerra, Domenico Versaci Medici, Galina Vishnevskaya, Franco Bonisolli, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Matteo Manuguerra, Galina Vishnevskaya, Franco Bonisolli, Mario Guggia, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Matteo Manuguerra, Domenico Versaci Medici, Franco Bonisolli, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Matteo Manuguerra, Franco Bonisolli, Galina Vishnevskaya, Domenico Versaci Medici, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Matteo Manuguerra, Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Matteo Manuguerra, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Matteo Manuguerra, Mario Guggia, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Matteo Manuguerra, Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Act 3

Un enfant de la Maîtrise, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Giacomo Bertasi, Franco Bonisolli, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Franco Bonisolli, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Franco Bonisolli, Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Franco Bonisolli, Giacomo Bertasi, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Mario Guggia, Domenico Versaci Medici, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur de Radio France, Jean-Paul Kreder

Total Playing Time 1:09:26

CD 33: Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Pique Dame, Op.68, TH.10

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Act 1

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, R.T.F. Maitrise De Radio France, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Fausto Tenzi, Peter Gougaloff, Dan Iordachescu, Dimiter Petkov, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Peter Gougaloff, Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Regina Resnik, Peter Gougaloff, Dan Iordachescu, Bernd Weikl, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Galina Vishnevskaya, Regina Resnik, Peter Gougaloff, Bernd Weikl, Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Fausto Tenzi, Dan Iordachescu, Dimiter Petkov, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Fausto Tenzi, Peter Gougaloff, Dimiter Petkov, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Galina Vishnevskaya, Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky, Galina Gregorieva

Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Ewa Dobrowska, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Ewa Dobrowska, Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Christine Mitlehner, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Mstislav Rostropovich, Orchestre National De France

Galina Vishnevskaya, Regina Resnik, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 1:01:59

CD 34: Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Pique Dame, Op.68, TH.10

Act 2

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Heinz Kruse, Fausto Tenzi, Dimiter Petkov, Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Bernd Weikl, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Bernd Weikl, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Peter Gougaloff, Fausto Tenzi, Heinz Kruse, Dimiter Petkov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Orchestre National De France

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Lucia Popp, Hanna Schwarz, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Lucia Popp, Hanna Schwarz, Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Heinz Kruse, Dimiter Petkov, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Christine Mitlehner, Regina Resnik, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Regina Resnik, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Tchaikovsky Choir

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 54:46

CD 35: Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Pique Dame, Op.68, TH.10

Act 3

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Regina Resnik, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Galina Vishnevskaya, Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Heinz Kruse, Fausto Tenzi, Dan Iordachescu, Bernd Weikl, Dimiter Petkov, Rudolf Alexander Sutey, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Fausto Tenzi, Dan Iordachescu, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Fausto Tenzi, Heinz Kruse, Dimiter Petkov, Rudolf Alexander Sutey, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Fausto Tenzi, Heinz Kruse, Peter Gougaloff, Bernd Weikl, Dan Iordachescu, Rudolf Alexander Sutey, Dimiter Petkov, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Peter Gougaloff, Fausto Tenzi, Bernd Weikl, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Peter Gougaloff, Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich

Orchestre National De France, Mstislav Rostropovich, Choeur Tchaikovsky

Total Playing Time 43:38

CD 36: Galina Vishnevskaya / Mstislav Rostropovich - Rachmaninov/Glinka: Songs

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
15 Romances, Op.26

6 Romances, Op.4

6 romansov, Op.4

14 Romances, Op.34

14 romansov, Op.34

12 Romances, Op.14

12 romansov, Op.14

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (1804 - 1857)
I remember the wonderful moment [Ya pommyu chudnoye mgnovene]

9.
0:00
1:30

Cycle "Farewell" (1840)

Galina Vishnevskaya, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 44:43

CD 37: Moussorgsky/Prokofiev/Tchaikovsky: Russian Songs

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Songs And Dances Of Death

1.
5:43

2.
4:53

3.
5:50

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Five Poems Of Anna Akhmatova

11.
1:46

Galina Vishnevskaya, Mstislav Rostropovich

Total Playing Time 47:09

Many great musicians throughout history have, through their interpretations, influenced the way other artists approach certain repertoire. Few, however, have actually changed that repertoire quite so definitively . . . [Rostropovich's greatest gift] was, of course, his playing. He was, in short, a brilliant musician . . . [the new box-set offers] an excellent way to explore his art.

. . . [a] superlative 37-CD boxed set . . . [there are] three equally graceful recordings over a period of 10 years of Schubert's sublime String Quintet . . . there are two unusually fine discs of Rostropovich accompanying his wife, soprano Galina Vishnevskaya . . . a terrific sounding and beautifully-packaged summary of one man's life filled with music.

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[Beethoven / Cello Sonatas]: The pianist on these recordings (originally released on Philips) is Sviatoslav Richter; and one could not ask for a better partnership of equals . . . Rostropovich matches him for both clarity and expressiveness every step of the way through these five sonatas. It is hard to imagine that anyone seriously interested in this side of Beethoven's repertoire would want to be without these recordings . . . A partnership as interesting as that with Richter can be found on the two discs of Decca recordings of Rostropovich performing with Benjamin Britten at the keyboard.

. . . extraordinary performances . . . timeless performances, newly remastered . . . [in three different performances of the heavenly Schubert String Quintet in C Major, each one] is better than the other two.

. . . the finest-ever recording of Dvorak's Cello Concerto, with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic . . . this is a fine bargain . . . The modern composer who was most inspired by Rostropovich was Benjamin Britten. The DG box contains recordings of all the music Britten composed for Rostropovich . . . this is the box to have.

. . . ["Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon" paints a] complete portrait of a musician who was (or became) much more than a solo cellist . . . At the piano his touch is unexpectedly gentle and yielding when accompanying his wife Galina Vishnevskaya in Russian song . . . Even in the pit his work on "Tosca" with the Orchestra National de France (especially strings, swooning and sizzling to order) can be heard as a love-letter to Vishnevskaya . . . [Schubert's String Quintet with the Taneyev Quartet] undertakes a winter journey to the outer ranges of the quintet's expression like no other version I know . . . [the breathtakingly nimble Haydn C major Concerto is] subtly voiced and joyfully explored . . . The central Serenade of the Debussy is a three-minute miracle: touched by the cellist's magic with high harmonics . . .

. . . [the Russian recordings include] gorgeous accounts of the Rachmaninov Sonata and Vocalise. And who could resist the chamber music with Leonid Kogan, Emil Gilels and Rudolf Barshai? . . . Dive into the DG box for two remarkable partnerships: Beethoven Sonatas with Richter, and with Britten the classic, still spellbinding Decca recordings of his own Sonata, the Debussy and Schubert's "Arpeggione" . . . [two complete operas, Tchaikovsky's "Pique Dame" and Puccini 's "Tosca" both feature Rostropovich's] soprano wife Galina Vishnevskaya, who we can hear in fine song recitals . . . [and] we can also admire her husband's qualities as a pianist . . . the real value of these recordings is obviously incalculable.

[Haydn / Cello Concerto no. 1]: a thoroughly different offering -- with Britten's freshly written cadenzas, Rostropovich's more sonorous and fuller-toned nimble energy, and London's Kingsway Hall breathing further life into the sound . . . [this] recording has far more going for it than the mere excitement of new discovery . . . There's also its lovely overall texture: crisp, brightly singing strings, horns slightly back but oboes perkily forwards . . . [and the central-movement cadenza's] exquisite tenderness and personality . . .

. . . le coffret édité par Deutsche Grammophon rappelle aussi la cohérence impressionnante du chef d'orchestre, chef lyrique dont les intégrales "Tosca" (en 1976 avec le National de France) et "La Dame de Pique" (en 1977, même orchestre parisien), avec bien sûr l'excellente soprano Galina Vishnevskaya . . . sont comprises, compléments très nécessaires et avec le recul captivants . . . un violoncelliste ardent et fiévreux, concertiste majeur en son temps . . . des perles historiques sont à souligner, car elles rétablissent le lien entre l'interprète à la forte conscience musicale et nous l'avons dit humaniste, et les grands créateurs de son temps . . .

. . . [le] coffret Universal qui propose certaines gravures qui ont bâti sa légende en Occident, notamment son Concerto de Dvorák et ses "Variations Rococo" de Tchaikovski avec Karajan . . . S'il y a un seul enregistrement à connaitre de Rostropovich, et même du violoncelle tout entier, c'est celui-là! Il est au sommet de son art et dans chacune de ces interprétations il raconte une histoire. Il ne joue jamais une seule note de manière indifférente . . . Le disque qui réunit "L'Arpeggione" et la sonate de Debussy avec Britten est pour moi LE disque de sonate de ce coffret. Si Schubert avait assisté à l'enregistrement, il aurait pleuré . . . [quant à ses sonates de Beethoven avec Richter, c'est une vision] certes un peu austère, mais d'un classicisme tellement respectueux du texte qu'elle est devenue une bible. Parmi ses enregistrements historiques avec Guilels et Kogan, leur Quatuor no. 1 de Fauré est spécialement réussi . . . l'ensemble Universal ne manque pas d'atouts, avec des cires légendaires présentées dans leurs pochettes originales . . .