Mstislav Rostropovich / Benjamin Britten

Tchaikovsky
Rococo Variations
Pezzo capriccioso
Romeo and Juliet Overture

Britten
Gloriana (extracts)
Peter Pears
The Aldeburgh Festival Singers
English Chamber Orchestra

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These recordings represent an overview of some of the headiest years of Mstislav Rostropovich’s career. Introduced to Britten through Shostakovich, Rostropovich formed a close partnership with the British composer, who was inspired several major cello compositions by the Russian cellist. This special relationship is evident here in their collaborative performances from the opening concert of the new Snape Maltings Concert Hall, which includes rare audiovisual footage of the Maltings before it was destroyed by fire in 1969 and rebuilt.

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Weight 1 kg