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Mstislav Rostropovich plays Shostakovich, Bach, Beethoven and Debussy

London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Groves (conductor), Bruno Rigutto, Vasso Devetzi (piano)

Mstislav Rostropovich plays Shostakovich, Bach, Beethoven and Debussy London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Groves (conductor), Bruno Rigutto, Vasso Devetzi (piano)

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From Bach to Shostakovich, all the facets of the genius of Rostropovich.

"A very bright star illuminating a galaxy of geniuses," this is how, as his former student, French violinist Xavier Phillips described him. Mstislav Rostropovich illuminated the 20th century with his talent that went beyond the mastery of his instrument.

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Program

  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
    • 5. Bourrée I - II
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Twelve Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66
    • Tema : Allegretto
    • Var. I
    • Var. II
    • Var. III
    • Var. IV
    • Var. V
    • Var. VI
    • Var. VII
    • Var. VIII
    • Var. IX
    • Var. X : Adagio
    • Var. XI : Poco Adagio quasi Andante
    • Var. XII : Allegro
  • Claude Debussy, Nocturne et Scherzo for Cello and Piano
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107
    • 1. Allegretto
    • 2. Moderato
    • 3. Cadenza
    • 4. Allegro con moto

Details

  • Directed by: Philippe Truffault
  • Production date: 2001
  • Recording date: 1961, 1962, 1969, 1970
  • Duration: 50 min
  • Production: © Ideale Audience / Img Artists / BBC
  • Available version(s): EN

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