Shostakovich & Myaskovsky: Cello Concertos (CD)

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Mstislav Rostropovich, Philharmonia Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent

(Shostakovich) ‘outstanding ‘cellist, with a poetry of expression matching an infallible technique, very well recorded … under the composer’s supervision’ (Gramophone) (Myaskovsky) ‘overwhelming sense of nostalgia and an elegiac atmosphere … Rostropovich’s pioneering account is in a class of its own … could not be played with greater eloquence and restraint’ (Penguin Guide) ‘The soloist for whom the work was written and whose artistry has plainly exercised influence, is Mstislav Rostropovich … the ‘cello the natural voice of his unusually mature and wise musicianship’. (Tchaikovsky) ‘brilliantly performed and a winningly whimsical quality’ (Gramophone)

  • Shostakovich: Cello Concerto in E flat, Op.107 (27:10)
  • [1] I. Allegretto 6:31
  • [2] II. Moderato 10:36
  • [3] III. Andantino – Allegro 5:29
  • [4] IV. Allegro non troppo 4:32
  • Myaskovsky: Cello Concerto in C minor, Op.66 (27:57)
  • [5] I. Lento, ma non troppo 10:57
  • [6] II. Allegro vivace 17:00
  • Tchaikovsky: ‘Rococo’ Variations, Op.35 (18:38)
  • [7] Variations on a Rococo Theme 18:38