Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist of the Century - The Complete Warner Classics Recordings | Warner 9029589230

Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist of the Century - The Complete Warner Classics Recordings

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029589230

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 43

Expected Release Date: 24th March 2017 (currently delayed)

Contents

Works

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Cello Concerto in B flat major, Wq171 H436

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cello Suites 1-6 (complete), BWV1007-1012

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Triple Concerto in C major for piano, violin and cello, op.56
Variations (12) on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' for cello and piano, op.66
Variations (12) on 'See the conqu'ring hero comes', WoO45

Bloch, Ernest

Schelomo (Hebraic Rhapsody for cello and orchestra)

Brahms, Johannes

Cello Sonata no.2 in F major, op.99
Double Concerto for violin and cello in A minor, op.102

Britten, Benjamin

Cello Suite no.1, op.72
Cello Suite no.2, op.80
Symphony for cello and orchestra, op.68

Chopin, Frederic

Cello Sonata in G minor, op.65

Dutilleux, Henri

Cello Concerto 'Tout un monde lointain'

Dvorak, Antonin

Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104

Gagneux, Renaud

Triptyque pour violoncelle et orchestre

Glazunov, Alexander

Concerto ballata in C major, op.108

Gubaidulina, Sofia

The Canticle of the Sun

Halffter, Cristobal

Cello Concerto no.2 'No queda mas que el silencio'

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Cello Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIb:1
Cello Concerto in D major, Hob.VIIb:2 (op.101)

Hoddinott, Alun

Noctis Equi, Scena for cello and orchestra

Honegger, Arthur

Cello Concerto

Jolivet, Andre

Cello Concerto no.2

Kabalevsky, Dimitry

Cello Sonata in B flat major, op.71

Khachaturian, Aram

Concerto-Rhapsody in D minor for cello and orchestra

Khachaturian, Karen

Cello sonata

Knaifel, Alexander

Make me drunk with your kisses

Knipper, Lev

Concerto-Monologue

Landowski, Marcel

La Prison
Un Enfant appelle

Lopes-Graca, Fernando

Concerto da Camera col Violoncello Obbligato, op.167

Lutoslawski, Witold

Cello Concerto

Matthews, David

Romanza for cello and small orchestra

Milhaud, Darius

Cello Concerto no.1, op.136

Moret, Norbet

Cello Concerto

Myaskovsky, Nicolai

Cello Concerto in C minor, op.66
Cello Sonata no.2 in A minor, op.81

Penderecki, Krzysztof

Cello Concerto no.2

Piazzolla, Astor

Le Grand Tango

Prokofiev, Sergei

Cello Concertino in G minor, op.132
Cello Sonata in C major, op.119
Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for cello and orchestra, op.125

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Vocalise, op.34 no.14 (cello and piano)

Respighi, Ottorino

Adagio con Variazioni, P133

Saint-Saens, Camille

Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33

Schnittke, Alfred

Cello Sonata no.2
Concerto for Three
Minuet for String Trio
Peer Gynt
» Epilogue
String Trio

Schumann, Robert

Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129

Shaporin, Yuri

Pieces for cello and piano (5), op.25

Shchedrin, Rodion

Sotto voce, for cello and orchestra

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Cello Concerto no.1 in E flat major, op.107
Cello Concerto no.2 in G major, op.126
Cello Sonata in D minor, op.40
Romances (7) on Poems of Alexander Blok, op.127

Strauss, Richard

Cello Sonata in F major, op.6 TrV115
Don Quixote, op.35

Taneyev, Sergei

Canzona

Tartini, Giuseppe

Cello Concerto in D major

Tchaikovsky, Boris

Cello Concerto
Cello Suite
Partita for Cello and Chamber Ensemble

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Variations on a Rococo theme, op.33

Tishchenko, Boris

Cello Concerto no.1, op.23

Toyama, Yuzo

Cello Concerto

Ustvolskaya, Galina

Grand Duet for Cello and Piano

Vivaldi, Antonio

Cello Concerto in D minor, RV406

Weinberg, Mieczyslaw

Cello Concerto, op.43

Artists

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Yuri Bashmet (viola)
Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)
Vasso Devetzi (piano)
Pierre Dux (spoken vocals)
Lazar Dvoskin (viola)
Ulf Hoelscher (violin)
Dmitry Kabalevsky (piano)
Karen Khachaturian (piano)
Ulrich Koch (viola)
Gidon Kremer (viola)
Alexei Lubimov (piano)
David Oistrakh (violin)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Dmitri Shostakovich (piano)
Herbert Tachezi (organ)
Igor Uriash (piano)
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano)
Choral Arts Society of Washington
London Voices
National Cathedral School Lower School Chorus
Washington National Cathedral Choristers
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Berliner Philharmoniker
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
Collegium Musicum de Zurich
English Chamber Orchestra
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Moscow Radio & Television Orchestra
Moscow Soloists
Orchestre de Paris
Orchestre national de France
Orchestre national de Lille
Orchestre national de l’ORTF
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
USSR State Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Serge Baudo
Leonard Bernstein
Igor Blazhkov
Adrian Boult
Benjamin Britten
Iona Brown
Victor Dubrovsky
Carlo Maria Giulini
Israel Gusman
Bernard Haitink
Cristobal Halffter
Andre Jolivet
Herbert von Karajan
Kirill Kondrashin
Marcel Landowski
Raymond Leppard
Witold Lutoslawski
Kent Nagano
Ryusuke Numajiri
Seiji Ozawa
Krzysztof Penderecki
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Paul Sacher
Malcolm Sargent
Norman Scribner
Evgeny Svetlanov
George Szell
Yuzo Toyama
Hugh Wolff

Works

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Cello Concerto in B flat major, Wq171 H436

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cello Suites 1-6 (complete), BWV1007-1012

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Triple Concerto in C major for piano, violin and cello, op.56
Variations (12) on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' for cello and piano, op.66
Variations (12) on 'See the conqu'ring hero comes', WoO45

Bloch, Ernest

Schelomo (Hebraic Rhapsody for cello and orchestra)

Brahms, Johannes

Cello Sonata no.2 in F major, op.99
Double Concerto for violin and cello in A minor, op.102

Britten, Benjamin

Cello Suite no.1, op.72
Cello Suite no.2, op.80
Symphony for cello and orchestra, op.68

Chopin, Frederic

Cello Sonata in G minor, op.65

Dutilleux, Henri

Cello Concerto 'Tout un monde lointain'

Dvorak, Antonin

Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104

Gagneux, Renaud

Triptyque pour violoncelle et orchestre

Glazunov, Alexander

Concerto ballata in C major, op.108

Gubaidulina, Sofia

The Canticle of the Sun

Halffter, Cristobal

Cello Concerto no.2 'No queda mas que el silencio'

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Cello Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIb:1
Cello Concerto in D major, Hob.VIIb:2 (op.101)

Hoddinott, Alun

Noctis Equi, Scena for cello and orchestra

Honegger, Arthur

Cello Concerto

Jolivet, Andre

Cello Concerto no.2

Kabalevsky, Dimitry

Cello Sonata in B flat major, op.71

Khachaturian, Aram

Concerto-Rhapsody in D minor for cello and orchestra

Khachaturian, Karen

Cello sonata

Knaifel, Alexander

Make me drunk with your kisses

Knipper, Lev

Concerto-Monologue

Landowski, Marcel

La Prison
Un Enfant appelle

Lopes-Graca, Fernando

Concerto da Camera col Violoncello Obbligato, op.167

Lutoslawski, Witold

Cello Concerto

Matthews, David

Romanza for cello and small orchestra

Milhaud, Darius

Cello Concerto no.1, op.136

Moret, Norbet

Cello Concerto

Myaskovsky, Nicolai

Cello Concerto in C minor, op.66
Cello Sonata no.2 in A minor, op.81

Penderecki, Krzysztof

Cello Concerto no.2

Piazzolla, Astor

Le Grand Tango

Prokofiev, Sergei

Cello Concertino in G minor, op.132
Cello Sonata in C major, op.119
Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for cello and orchestra, op.125

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Vocalise, op.34 no.14 (cello and piano)

Respighi, Ottorino

Adagio con Variazioni, P133

Saint-Saens, Camille

Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33

Schnittke, Alfred

Cello Sonata no.2
Concerto for Three
Minuet for String Trio
Peer Gynt
» Epilogue
String Trio

Schumann, Robert

Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129

Shaporin, Yuri

Pieces for cello and piano (5), op.25

Shchedrin, Rodion

Sotto voce, for cello and orchestra

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Cello Concerto no.1 in E flat major, op.107
Cello Concerto no.2 in G major, op.126
Cello Sonata in D minor, op.40
Romances (7) on Poems of Alexander Blok, op.127

Strauss, Richard

Cello Sonata in F major, op.6 TrV115
Don Quixote, op.35

Taneyev, Sergei

Canzona

Tartini, Giuseppe

Cello Concerto in D major

Tchaikovsky, Boris

Cello Concerto
Cello Suite
Partita for Cello and Chamber Ensemble

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Variations on a Rococo theme, op.33

Tishchenko, Boris

Cello Concerto no.1, op.23

Toyama, Yuzo

Cello Concerto

Ustvolskaya, Galina

Grand Duet for Cello and Piano

Vivaldi, Antonio

Cello Concerto in D minor, RV406

Weinberg, Mieczyslaw

Cello Concerto, op.43

Artists

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Yuri Bashmet (viola)
Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)
Vasso Devetzi (piano)
Pierre Dux (spoken vocals)
Lazar Dvoskin (viola)
Ulf Hoelscher (violin)
Dmitry Kabalevsky (piano)
Karen Khachaturian (piano)
Ulrich Koch (viola)
Gidon Kremer (viola)
Alexei Lubimov (piano)
David Oistrakh (violin)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Dmitri Shostakovich (piano)
Herbert Tachezi (organ)
Igor Uriash (piano)
Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano)
Choral Arts Society of Washington
London Voices
National Cathedral School Lower School Chorus
Washington National Cathedral Choristers
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Berliner Philharmoniker
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
Collegium Musicum de Zurich
English Chamber Orchestra
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Moscow Radio & Television Orchestra
Moscow Soloists
Orchestre de Paris
Orchestre national de France
Orchestre national de Lille
Orchestre national de l’ORTF
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
USSR State Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Serge Baudo
Leonard Bernstein
Igor Blazhkov
Adrian Boult
Benjamin Britten
Iona Brown
Victor Dubrovsky
Carlo Maria Giulini
Israel Gusman
Bernard Haitink
Cristobal Halffter
Andre Jolivet
Herbert von Karajan
Kirill Kondrashin
Marcel Landowski
Raymond Leppard
Witold Lutoslawski
Kent Nagano
Ryusuke Numajiri
Seiji Ozawa
Krzysztof Penderecki
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Paul Sacher
Malcolm Sargent
Norman Scribner
Evgeny Svetlanov
George Szell
Yuzo Toyama
Hugh Wolff

About

In March 2017, Warner Classics marks the 10th anniversary of Mstislav Rostropovich’s death and 90 years since his birth with the deluxe collectors’ box set Cellist of the Century, comprising 40 CDs, 3 DVDs and a 200-page hardback book.

The label was given unprecedented access to Rostropovich’s personal archive and worked closely with his daughters Elena and Olga. The range and variety of music in the box set is nothing short of extraordinary, embracing works by more than 60 composers, from iconic recordings to rarities. A number of the live performances originate from Russian tapes saved from destruction by resourceful Soviet archivists when Rostropovich was exiled from the USSR (1974-1990), and which came back to light in the late 1990s. Another highlight is the complete Bach Cello Suites, presented here in both audio and video versions. The collection also features an exclusive audio interview of Rostropovich recorded by personality Jon Tolansky.

Although Rostropovich died 10 years ago, on 27 April 2007, he remains a powerful presence on the world’s cultural scene through his legacy as the greatest cellist of his time, as a brave advocate of human rights, and as a man of proverbial generosity and charisma.

Special care has been taken to ensure the highest quality of sound reproduction. Wherever possible, the engineers of Art et Son studios have refined the sound, always with scrupulous respect to the original sources. The analogue recordings originating from EMI and Erato (CD1-15) have been remastered in 24 BIT – 96 kHz from the original tapes. These are, therefore, the first recordings where the presence and definition of sound are heard in such detail.

Contents:

CD1
Camille Saint-Saëns
- Cello Concerto No.1
Nikolai Myaskovsky - Cello Concerto
Philharmonia Orchestra / Malcolm Sargent
- Recorded 1956

CD2
Antonín Dvořák
- Cello Concerto
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Adrian Boult
- Recorded 1957

CD3
Sergei Prokofiev
- Sinfonia concertante
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Malcolm Sargent
Sergei Rachmaninov - Vocalise
Alexander Dedyukhin
- Recorded 1957

CD4
Cello and Piano Recital
Johannes Brahms
- Cello Sonata No.2
Popper · Debussy · Scriabin
Alexander Dedyukhin
- Recorded 1957

CD5
Ludwig van Beethoven
- Triple Concerto
David Oistrakh · Sviatoslav Richter
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan
- Recorded 1969

CD6
Johannes Brahms
- Double Concerto
David Oistrakh
Cleveland Orchestra / George Szell

- Recorded 1969

CD7
Henri Dutilleux
- Tout un monde lointain …
Orchestre de Paris / Serge Baudo
Witold Lutosławski - Cello Concerto
Orchestre de Paris / Witold Lutosławski
- Recorded 1974
André Jolivet - Cello Concerto No.2
Orchestre national de l’ORTF / André Jolivet
- Recorded 1969

CD8
Cello and Piano Recital

Richard Strauss - Cello Sonata
Ludwig van Beethoven - Variations, Op.66 & WoO 45
Vasso Devetzi
- Recorded 1974

CD9
Richard Strauss
- Don Quixote
Ulrich Koch
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan

- Recorded 1975

CD10
Joseph Haydn
- Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Iona Brown
- Recorded 1975

CD11
Robert Schumann
- Cello Concerto
Ernest Bloch - Schelomo
Orchestre national de France / Leonard Bernstein
- Recorded 1976

CD12
Antonín Dvořák
- Cello Concerto
Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No.1
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini
- Recorded 1977

CD13
Johannes Brahms
- Double Concerto
Itzhak Perlman
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Bernard Haitink

- Recorded 1979

CD14
Marcel Landowski
- Un enfant appelle · La Prison
Galina Vishnevskaya · Pierre Dux
Orchestre national de France / Marcel Landowski
Orchestre national de Lille / Marcel Landowski

- Recorded 1982/1983

CD15
Antonín Dvořák
- Cello Concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Rococo Variations
Boston Symphony Orchestra / Seiji Ozawa
- Recorded 1985

CD16
Krzysztof Penderecki
- Cello Concerto No.2
Philharmonia Orchestra / Krzysztof Penderecki
- Recorded 1986
Cristóbal Halffter - Cello Concerto No.2 “No queda más que el silencio”
Orchestre national de France / Cristóbal Halffter
- Recorded 1985

CD17
Sergei Prokofiev
- Sinfonia concertante
Dmitri Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No.1
London Symphony Orchestra / Seiji Ozawa
- Recorded 1987

CD18
Darius Milhaud
- Cello Concerto No.1
Arthur Honegger - Cello Concerto
Alun Hoddinott - Noctis Equi
London Symphony Orchestra / Kent Nagano
- Recorded 1989
Norbert Moret - Cello Concerto
Collegium Musicum de Zurich / Paul Sacher
- Recorded 1989

CD 19–20
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suites
- Recorded 1991

CD21
Baroque Cello Concertos

Vivaldi · Tartini · C.P.E. Bach
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra / Hugh Wolff
- Recorded 1992

CD22
Cello and Organ Recital

Herbert Tachezi
Frescobaldi · Marcello · J.S. Bach · Handel
Caix d’Hervelois 
· Rheinberger · Saint-Saëns
- Recorded 1993

CD23
Renaud Gagneux
- Triptyque
Rodion Shchedrin - Sotto voce
London Symphony Orchestra / Seiji Ozawa
- Recorded 1994

CD24
Alfred Schnittke
- Concerto for Three · String Trio · Minuet
Gidon Kremer · Yuri Bashmet
Moscow Soloists

- Recorded 1995

CD25
Alexander Knaifel
- Make me drunk with your kisses
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Washington National Cathedral Choristers
National Cathedral School Lower School Chorus / Norman Scribner

- Recorded 1995
David Matthews - Romanza
English Chamber Orchestra / Raymond Leppard
- Recorded 1990

CD26
Sofia Gubaidulina
- The Canticle of the Sun
London Voices
London Symphony Orchestra / Ryusuke Numajiri

- Recorded 1999
Dmitri Shostakovich - 7 Romances on Verses by Blok
Galina Vishnevskaya · Ulf Hoelscher · Vasso Devetzi
- Recorded 1974

CD27
Robert Schumann
- Cello Concerto · Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Rococo Variations
USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Gennady Rozhdestvensky
- Recorded 1960
Ludwig van Beethoven - Triple Concerto: I. Allegro
David Oistrakh · Sviatoslav Richter
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Kondrashin

- Recorded 1970

CD28
Heitor Villa-Lobos
- Prelúdio (Modinha)
Cello Ensemble / Mstislav Rostropovich
- Recorded 1962
Arthur Honegger - Cello Concerto · Ottorino Respighi - Adagio con variazioni
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Kondrashin
Richard Strauss - Don Quixote
Lazar Dvoskin · USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Victor Dubrovsky
- Recorded 1964

CD29
Nikolai Myaskovsky
- Cello Concerto
Alexander Glazunov - Concerto ballata
USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Evgeny Svetlanov
Sergei Taneyev - Canzona
Alexander Dedyukhin
- Recorded 1964

CD30
Sergei Prokofiev
Cello Sonata
Sviatoslav Richter
- Recorded 1950
Sinfonia Concertante
USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Israel Gusman
Cello Concertino
Moscow Radio & Television Orchestra / Gennady Rozhdestvensky
- Recorded 1964

CD31
Dmitri Shostakovich

Cello Concerto No.1
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Gennady Rozhdestvensky
- Recorded 1961
Cello Concerto No.2
USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Evgeny Svetlanov
- Recorded 1966

CD32
Benjamin Britten

Cello Suites Nos. 1 & 2
- Recorded 1966 (No.1) /1968 (No.2)
Cello Symphony
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Benjamin Britten
- Recorded 1964

CD33
Boris Tchaikovsky

Cello Suite
- Recorded 1961
Cello Concerto
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Kondrashin
- Recorded 1966
Partita
A. Mamyko · Y. Godin · B. Tchaikovsky · A. Dedyukhin · I. Khovov
- Recorded 1967

CD34
Aram Khachaturian
- Concerto–Rhapsody
Ana Amintayeva
- Recorded 1964
Boris Tishchenko - Cello Concerto No.1
A. Tishchenko · Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Igor Blazhkov
- Recorded 1966
Yuzo Toyama - Cello Concerto
Moscow Radio & Television Orchestra / Yuzo Toyama
- Recorded 1967

CD35
Lev Knipper
- Concerto–Monologue
Mieczysław Weinberg - Cello Concerto
USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Gennady Rozhdestvensky
- Recorded 1964
Fernando Lopes-Graça - Concerto da camera
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Kondrashin
- Recorded 1967

CD36
Cello Sonatas with the composers in person
Dmitry Kabalevsky
- Cello Sonata
- Recorded 1962
Karen Khachaturian - Cello Sonata
- Recorded 1967
Dmitri Shostakovich - Cello Sonata
- date unknown

CD37
Recital of Short Pieces & Transcriptions

Debussy · Dvořák · Falla · Fauré · Handel · Milhaud · Popper · Prokofiev
Schubert · Scriabin · Shaporin · Sinding · R. Strauss · Stravinsky
Alexander Dedyukhin · Vladimir Yampolsky · Alexei Zybtsev · Ana Amintayeva
- Recorded 1960 / date unknown

CD38
Nikolai Myaskovsky
- Cello Sonata
- Recorded 1967
Frédéric Chopin - Cello Sonata · Introduction and Polonaise brillante
- date unknown
Yuri Shaporin - Pieces, op.25
- date unknown
Alexander Dedyukhin

CD39
Astor Piazzolla
- Le Grand Tango
Galina Ustvolskaya - Grand Duet
Alfred Schnittke - Cello Sonata No.2 · Epilogue to the ballet Peer Gynt
Igor Uriash · Alexei Lubimov
- Recorded 1996

CD40
Mstislav Rostropovich on Dmitri Shostakovich: The Last Audio Interview

- Recorded 2006

DVD1
Antonín Dvořák
- Cello Concerto
Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No.1
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini
- Filmed 1977

DVD2-3
Johann Sebastian Bach
- Cello Suites
- Filmed 1991

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