3 CD / BBC Legends / 2011-09-27Works: Aram Khachaturian: Concert-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra; Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126; Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococ...
Performers: Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Hurst, George; Davis, Colin; Britten, Benjamin; Svetlanov, Evgeny; Rostropovich, Mstislav; Rozhdestvensky, Gennady
Considered one of the greatest cellists of the second half of the 20th century is the Russian musician and conductor, Mstislav Rostropovich. Collected here in...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2009-03-10Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"; Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
Performers: Gendron, Maurice; Menuhin, Hephzibah; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]
Conductors: Kertész, István
Menuhin never recorded Beethoven's 'Triple Concerto', so this is a first and an addition to his extensive discography. The concert given at the 1964 Bath...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-10-14Works: Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Op. 35; Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2
Performers: Danks, Harry; Maguire, Hugh; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm; Rostropovich, Mstislav
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra
This is a real rarity from the British Library Sound Archive - Rostropovich in a dramatic account of Don Quixote given during an early visit...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-05-27Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81; Michael Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli; Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Performers: Dekany, Bela; Goren, Eli; Vigay, Denis
Conductors: Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Berlin born Hans Schmidt-Issserstedt was steeped in the German tradition. He formed the NDR Orchestra (Northern German Radio) in Hamburg which he conducted for 26...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2008-05-27Works: Edward Elgar: Concerto for Cello; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"; Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Performers: Lush, Ernest; Tortelier, Paul [Cello]; Tortelier, Yan Pascal
Conductors: Boult, Adrian; Pritchard, John
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
The French cellist Paul Tortelier was one of the truly great artists of the 20th Century. He collaborated with such eminent conductors as Sir Thomas...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2007-10-23Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigals, Book 10; Si dolce è'l tormento, madrigal for solo voice, SV 332; Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Bonifatio Gratiani: Velut palma, velut rosa, for voice & continuo; M...
Performers: Baker, Janet, Dame [Mezzo-soprano Vocal]; Hall, Joy; Leppard, Raymond [Conductor]
This CD encapsulates a great partnership (which lasted for more than 30 years) of Janet Baker and Raymond Leppard who both started coming to Benjamin...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2004-09-21Works: Antonin Dvorák: Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191; Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"
Performers: Fournier, Pierre [Cello]; Francescatti, Zino
Conductors: Davis, Colin; Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: ; BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Fournier and Zino Francescatti were born in Paris and Marseille respectively. Fournier was the leading French cellist of his generation and performed with all...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-11-25Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost"; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in G major, K 564; Frank Bridge: Trio for Piano and Str...
Performers: Britten, Benjamin; Gendron, Maurice; Menuhin, Yehudi [Violin]
"This is a remarkable performance, not perhaps as red-blooded as some, but intense, subtle and beautifully shaped. Some of Menuhin's intonation is a touch raw,...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-11-25Works: Robert Schumann: Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129; Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Cello; Paul Tortelier: A Tortelier masterclass
Performers: Tortelier, Paul [Cello]
Conductors: Dorati, Antal; Downes, Edward
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; New Philharmonia Orchestra
Paul Tortelier played in the Paris Conservatoire under Charles Munch and Andre Cluytens. His first solo engagement was in the Lalo Concerto with the Concerts...continue...