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5.0 out of 5 stars Rostropovich in Russia ? sign in here
a brand new purchase + a brand new favourite.

Legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich
presented here by the ever resourceful brilliant classics label in a triple cd overview of key Soviet Russia era cello works. the recordings range from 1949 (Glazunov works)- 1972 (Prokofiev). anyone who witnessed Rostropovich playing (as i did with an old friend,late in...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performances
Excellent performances, though I am not keen on some of the pieces (one can't like everything). however, very good value.
Published 17 months ago by Geoff Sales


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5.0 out of 5 stars Rostropovich in Russia ? sign in here, 4 Dec 2012
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a brand new purchase + a brand new favourite.

Legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich
presented here by the ever resourceful brilliant classics label in a triple cd overview of key Soviet Russia era cello works. the recordings range from 1949 (Glazunov works)- 1972 (Prokofiev). anyone who witnessed Rostropovich playing (as i did with an old friend,late in his career at the Barbican in 1999 i think it was playing the Shostakovich cello concerto no.1) will remember his astonishing vigour,power + technical command. and so it is here in this 3 cd collection - we have all Russian recordings with all Russian orchestra + conductors ranging from Kondrashin to Rozhdestvensky to Svetlanov (!) in suitably commanding performances.

as soon as i spotted this on amazon - i had to buy + yes its a surefire winner for any serious music fan ,particularly all of us with fond memories + even more passionate enthusiasms for this heyday of Russian classical music. recording quality across the 3 cd s understandably varies a little , but at this bargain price there is absolutely no qualms here. the only minor reservation is perhaps of the Shostakovich First Concerto performance here which isn't the best i've heard from "Slava" with sound + orchestral backing a little rough in places but, the retro packaging + decent booklet notes add to still make this a very desireable collection.

full works list is (in order):
Prokofiev - symphony-concerto
Miakovsky - cello concerto
Tchaikovsky - roccoco variations
Glazunov - instrel songs, melody
Khacturian - concerto rhapsody
Shostakovich - cello concerto no.1
Tishchenko - concerto for cello,17 wind instruments + percussion
Vlasov - cello concerto

an essential collection, particularly for the rare lesser known works also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Russian Master., 11 May 2013
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I bought a boxed set of Rostropovich's , and I was amazed by his playing, and now to discover this set has made my day. And it it's price.!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performances, 20 April 2013
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Excellent performances, though I am not keen on some of the pieces (one can't like everything). however, very good value.
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