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Britten: Cello Suites 1 & 2; Sonata for Cello and Piano
 
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Britten: Cello Suites 1 & 2; Sonata for Cello and Piano

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  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1989 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 1:08:06
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  • ASIN: B004HPF1C6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,125 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By N. E. M. Goulder on 2 April 2007
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The friendship between Britten and Rostropovich is well documented. We are hugely fortunate that it gave rise to Britten's being inspired to write extensively for the cello: his three solo suites, together with the Cello Symphony and the sonata for cello and piano, form a major addition to the wider oeuvre for this deeply romantic instrument. The case for the large-scale Cello Symphony never seems to me to be comprehensively proven, a view that's probably supported by the relative rarity of its appearance on concert schedules. But the four smaller scale works, three of which appear here, are all masterpieces. The three pieces for solo cello, along with Kodaly's fabulous and sadly neglected solo sonata (perhaps because it's pretty fiendish to play), form the first substantial serious new music for the instrument since Bach's six great suites.

Rostropovich gives them more than his usual passionate brilliance. He's a passionate man (who will ever forget the image of him playing his cello on the streets of a reforming Russia?) but this music surely has a uniquely special place in his great heart. That undoubtedly comes over in the playing.

The music is wonderful to match. This is a historic disc. I have no hesitation in commending it to you most warmly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scriabinmahler TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Feb 2013
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There are some fine digital recordings of Britten's cello suites today, but when you compare them with Rostropovich's authoritative account, it becomes soon obvious that it stands out in that Rostropovich engages himself with the same expressive intensity and depth he displays when he played Shostakovich's music. He seems to be able to dig deeper into Britten's inner world and angst than any other performers.

It's a shame that Suite No.3 is missing on this disc (he must have recorded the 3rd suite as well, as far as I know), but you get the wonderfully sensitive performance of Sonata for cello and piano instead, which is also a benchmark performance of the work.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philip Chadwick VINE VOICE on 21 Feb 2013
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It really does not get much better than this - wonderfully intense playing of the cello suites and the bonus of Britten on piano in the sonata.
Shame that the third suite isn't included, perhaps a further release is in the offing?
One can only hope
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