The Art of Mstislav Rostropovich Episode 3

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On this episode: Mstislav Rostropovich performs Shostakovich and Dvorak Cello Concertos plus a BBC Documentary.

Rostropovich: The Genius of the Cello
BBC Documentary

In this film by John Bridcut, friends, family and former pupils explore the unique talents of this great Russian artist, and listen to and watch him making music. Contributors include his widow Galina Vishnevskaya and their daughters Olga and Elena; the eminent conductors Seiji Ozawa and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky; and cellists who attended his famous classes in Moscow, including Natalya Gutman, Mischa Maisky, Moray Welsh, Elizabeth Wilson and Karine Georgian.

The film traces the development of Rostropovich's international career amid the political tensions of the final years of the Soviet Union.

Mstislav Rostropovich: Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.2 Opus. 126, Evgeny Svetlanov
The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the USSR.
Recorded live in the Large Hall of Moscow State Conservatory,
September 25th, 1967

Mstislav Rostropovich: Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104, George Szell
Cleveland Orchestra
Severance Hall, Cleveland, 10 5/1969

Previously on The Art of Mstislav Rostropovich:
Ep.1 | Ep.2

2h and 30m with Mstislav Rostropovich and the music of Bach.
Bach Cello Solo Nr.3, BWV 1009 Bourrée
Bach Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012
Barber Adagio for Strings Op.11, Rostropovich as conductor
Brahms Double Concerto Op. 102, David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich
Dvorak Cello Concerto, Carlo Maria Giulini
Golubev, Evgeny Cello Concerto Op.41, Evgeny Svetlanov
Grieg "Peer Gynt" "Death of Aase", Rostropovich as conductor
Haydn Cello Concerto 1, Rostropovich, Conductor and Soloist
Prokofiev 'Romeo e Jiuliet' "The Death of Tybalt", Rostropovich as conductor
Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata in G minor Opus 19
Sousa "Stars and Stripes Forever", Rostropovich as conductor
Strauss Don Quixote
Strauss Polka, Rostropovich as conductor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor "Pathétique", Op. 74, Rostropovich as conductor