Dvorák: Cello Concerto
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Russian Mstislav Rostropovich would be a Renaissance man of music for his magnificent piano playing and conducting alone, but as a cellist he has inspired and premiered some of the greatest contributions to the instrument's literature from the likes of Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Britten. Important as he has been to modern music, however, he is at his soulful best in Romantic repertoire. This interpretation of Dvo_ak's beloved concerto is easily the first recommendation among the dozens currently available, and it is pleasingly complemented here by the Tchaikovsky Variations, all stunningly supported by the Berlin Philharmonic in its golden age under Karajan.
The best cellist in the world accompanied by the best orchestra in the world. Not only is Rostropovich the best cellist in the worls, he is know for his interpretations of Dvorak. The composition is a great one too, with some of the greatest counterpoint. It is a very difficult piece, and I know many who have attempted and failed at simply getting what's written on the page done correctly. Rostropovich does that perfectly, he also adds musicality that brings one to tears. And it comes off as though it is the easiest thing in the world!
Rostachovich is, by far, a mircle man of cello repeture, however it is distracting when he does his Pablo Casals time accelerandos and uniqe ritardandos. Also, the Germans tuned their "A" to 460 or 450, so if your are from America, this might sound sharp. But if you are young or this dosnt bother you, feel free to buy it. It's a really hard piece in some parts.
Berliner + Rostropovich= Definitive Dvorak
only the world best orchestra Berliner can interpret the passion and lyricism of Dvorak- tout simplement un Tresor !