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Mstislav Rostropovich: Cello Concertos
Camille Saint-Saens, Robert Schumann, Alexander Glazunov
Mstislav Rostropovich: Cello Concertos
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #2

ROSTROPOVICH*MSTISLAV (VC) 2 CD SET

     
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ROSTROPOVICH*MSTISLAV (VC) 2 CD SET
 

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Early, youthful Rostropovich, who is 80 this year.
L. J. Gray | New York, NY USA | 07/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First the most important stuff: sound quality through out is very good to excellent.

These two CD's are two Westminster vinyl albums, one from 1953 and the other from 1954, with a short Paganini with no known recording history thrown in to extend these two CD's, which are "short in time" for CD's. The first CD runs under 45 minutes, but the double CD set is priced accordingly and is a bargain.
Several of the album cuts were never released on a CD before this set, which celebrates Rostopovich's 80th birthday, Of course they are all mono recordings. While listening to the music you will never miss the stereo, as the high sound quality through out permits Rostropovich to shine.
Westminster was the best vinyl source for anything Russian classical way back when, only to be, perhaps, out done by the recent Yedang CD's.
These performances show a young developing celloist, already a master of the cello...exubriant and at the same time..warm and moving ..quite suprising and most rewarding.
Mistislav is my favorite celloist. If he touches you, I recommend these early satisfying recordings.
5 stars for the recordings, 4 stars for the compilation."