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Legacy: Rostropovich and Britten - Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations; Pezzo capriccioso; Britten: Gloriana (exc.) / English CO, Aldeburgh Festival Singers, Peter Pears [DVD]

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

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Rostropovich's way with the Variations on a Rococo Theme, to which he gives rich tone and a high level of expressiveness, is altogether winning, and if his style is almost too big for the rather slight Pezzo capriccioso, it is nevertheless highly impressive to hear and watch his full command of the cello's nuances. Britten's emotional but not overdone handling of Romeo and Juliet is a fitting capstone to the Tchaikovsky part of the program. And the Pears-Britten excerpts... from Gloriana, recorded in 1970, make a wonderful bonus, showing the skill of Britten's vocal writing for both soloist and chorus - and the intimate interrelationship between Pears' talents and Britten's own. Here as in the Fisher-Dieskau Schubert performances, there is considerable pleasure in watching the way the soloists approach the music, immerse themselves in it and take from it the full measure of expressiveness that it contains.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 68 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): Mono,
Country of Origin: Germany



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33
  • Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62
  • Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Britten, Benjamin : Gloriana, symphonic suite for tenor (or oboe) & orchestra, Op. 53a
  • Performer: Peter Pears (Tenor)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954
  • Studio/Live: Live