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Benjamin Britten conducts Tchaikovsky and Britten – With Mstislav Rostropovich

English Chamber Orchestra – Aldeburgh – 1969-1970

Benjamin Britten conducts Tchaikovsky and Britten – With Mstislav Rostropovich English Chamber Orchestra – Aldeburgh – 1969-1970

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These recordings represent an overview of some of the headiest years of Mstislav Rostropovich's career, during which he made his name in the West. He was exiled from his homeland for his support of dissident artists, poets and musicians, and, in doing so, established himself as a Major international force for good, musical and otherwise. By the time he died in 2007 he had become a cultural Olympian, being awarded in that year the Gold UNESCO Mozart Medal. The recordings also offer some unusual glimpses of Britten himself.

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Program

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Overture
  • Benjamin Britten, Gloriana, Op. 58
    • The Tournament
    • The Lute Song
    • Apotheosis

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Brian Large
  • Venue: Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Aldeburgh, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2012
  • Recording date: 16 June 1968 (Tchaikovsky) – 5 June 1970 (Britten)
  • Duration: 1 h 05 min
  • Production: © BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd. Licensed courtesy of BBC Worldwide.
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Benjamin Britten | Conductor
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • The Aldeburgh Festival Singers | Second part (Britten)
  • Peter Pears | Tenor (The Lute Song)
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