Notes & Reviews:
Charismatic accompaniments by the splendid Leningrad Philharmonic under Gennadi Rozhdestvensky. Rostropovich is nothing if not a larger-than-life cellist ... The sound is excellent.
Gramophone Magazine, (Shostakovich, Glazunov)
Rostropovich plays with beautifully controlled feeling ... Ozawa provides a most sympathetic and well-disciplined accompaniment and draws finely expressive playing from all departments of the orchestra. [... ] Glazunov's Chant du MTnestrel ... will give unalloyed pleasure. The recording is excellently balanced, both in terms of the overall perspective as well as the relationship between the various elements of the orchestra ... most is made of the spacious and warm acoustic. This, then, is a most truthful recording of a most distinguished performance.
BBC Music Magazine, February 2014
Dark beauty, nobility, depth of feeling: these are the major qualities in Rostropovich's Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Recorded sound is decent.