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Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007) is unquestionably one of the great personalities of the 20th century - as a cellist, as a pianist, as a conductor, but also as a politically active citizen, who made use of his international artistic renown to help dissidents or strengthen democracies. After it became known abroad that he had written to four Russian newspapers in defense of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, he found it harder to work in the Soviet Union and he and his wife, soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, were eventually stripped of their citizenship. Although rehabilitated by Gorbachev and awarded the highest order of merit by Putin, they declined the restoration of citizenship, preferring to remain stateless. The recordings compiled into this set were made when Rostropovich was already famous in the Soviet Union (Stalin Prize 1951, Lenin Prize 1961) but largely unknown in the West. They document the early career of Mstislav Rostropovich, which is of particular significance for the premieres of major works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Kabalevsky.
Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007) is unquestionably one of the great personalities of the 20th century - as a cellist, as a pianist, as a conductor, but also as a politically active citizen, who made use of his international artistic renown to help dissidents or strengthen democracies. After it became known abroad that he had written to four Russian newspapers in defense of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, he found it harder to work in the Soviet Union and he and his wife, soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, were eventually stripped of their citizenship. Although rehabilitated by Gorbachev and awarded the highest order of merit by Putin, they declined the restoration of citizenship, preferring to remain stateless. The recordings compiled into this set were made when Rostropovich was already famous in the Soviet Union (Stalin Prize 1951, Lenin Prize 1961) but largely unknown in the West. They document the early career of Mstislav Rostropovich, which is of particular significance for the premieres of major works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Kabalevsky.
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Mstislav Rostropovich - Mstislav Rostropovich in Moscow

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Label: PROL
Rel. Date: 03/22/2019
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Mstislav Rostropovich in Moscow
Artist: Mstislav Rostropovich
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DISC: 1
MP3
1. Cello Sonata In C Major, Op. 119: I. Andante Grave - Moderato Animato
2. Cello Sonata In C Major, Op. 119: II. Moderato - Andante Dolce
3. Cello Sonata In C Major, Op. 119: III. Allegro, Ma Non Troppo
4. Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op. 33: Introduction And Theme (Moderato Semplice)
5. Variation I (Tempo Del Tema)
6. Variation II (Tempo Del Tema)
7. Variation III (Andante Sostenuto)
8. Variation IV (Andante Grazioso)
9. Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op. 33: Variation V (Allegro Moderato) Cadenza
10. Variation VI (Andante)
11. Variation VII (Allegro Vivo)
12. Introduction Et Polonaise Brillant In C Major, Op. 3
DISC: 2
MP3
1. Cello Sonata In D Minor, Op. 40: I. Allegro Non Troppo - Largo
2. Cello Sonata In D Minor, Op. 40: II. Allegro
3. Cello Sonata In D Minor, Op. 40: III. Largo
4. Cello Sonata In D Minor, Op. 40: IV. Allegro
5. Cello Sonata In B Flat Major, Op. 71: I. Andante Molto Sostenuto
6. Cello Sonata In B Flat Major, Op. 71: II. Allegretto
7. Cello Sonata In B Flat Major, Op. 71: III. Allegro Molto
DISC: 3
MP3
1. Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op. 129: I. Nicht Zu Schnell
2. Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op. 129: II. Langsam
3. Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op. 129: III. Sehr Lebhaft
4. Cello Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major, Op. 107: I. Allegretto
5. Cello Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major, Op. 107: II. Moderato - Andante Dolce
6. Cello Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major, Op. 107: Cadenza
7. Cello Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major, Op. 107: Allegro Non Troppo
DISC: 4
MP3
1. Cello Concerto No. 1 In A Minor, Op. 33: I. Allegro Non Troppo
2. Cello Concerto No. 1 In A Minor, Op. 33: II. Allegretto Con Moto
3. Cello Concerto No. 1 In A Minor, Op. 33: III. Tempo I
4. Preludio
5. Saudades Do Brasil: Tijuca
6. El Amor Brujo: Danza Del Fuego/ Fire Dance
7. Goyescas: Intermezzo
8. Le Baiser De La Fee: Pas De Deux
9. Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14

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Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007) is unquestionably one of the great personalities of the 20th century - as a cellist, as a pianist, as a conductor, but also as a politically active citizen, who made use of his international artistic renown to help dissidents or strengthen democracies. After it became known abroad that he had written to four Russian newspapers in defense of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, he found it harder to work in the Soviet Union and he and his wife, soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, were eventually stripped of their citizenship. Although rehabilitated by Gorbachev and awarded the highest order of merit by Putin, they declined the restoration of citizenship, preferring to remain stateless. The recordings compiled into this set were made when Rostropovich was already famous in the Soviet Union (Stalin Prize 1951, Lenin Prize 1961) but largely unknown in the West. They document the early career of Mstislav Rostropovich, which is of particular significance for the premieres of major works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Kabalevsky.
        
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