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This is a fantastic album, and something that every music lover should have iin their library. I would buy it just to hear Rudolf Serkin's playing. He was the ddirector of the world's most prestigious conservatory (that is the Curtis Institute of Music) and the most selective of any college in the world by far. His playing by itself is breathtaking, but then to add the unrivaled Mstislav Rostropovich makes it better yet. He is one of the few players alive today whom legendary composers (Shostakovich, Britten, etc.) wrote music for. He is well-equipped with a Stradivarius cello, whose tones have inspired many. Not to mention, Brahms' genius composition here is a great one, as are all of his. I reccomend this cd to anyone who loves the genius of the three musicians Rostropovich, Serkin and Brahms all captured nicely by Deutsche Grammophon.

Brahms Cello Sonata Rostropovich/Serkin

The third movement of the sonata in F cuts off before the section is done. This is unusual. There must have been a problem with quality control. Is anyone else having this problem?

Defective recording, alas

It is true that the third movement of the F major sonata cuts off in the middle. That's not a download error; I've re-downloaded it, with the same result, and another reviewer has had the same problem. The cutoff is also painfully abrupt. A pity, because otherwise this is a magnificent collaboration between two masters. It would be five stars -- maybe six -- but for that problem.


Genre: Classical

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was born in Baku, USSR on March 27, 1927. His first name means "avenged glory"; he is familiarly known by the root of the name, "Slava," which means "glory." His father, Leopold, was an excellent cellist, and after 1931, a teacher at the Gnesin Institute, Moscow after attending the Moscow Conservatory. Slava's mother was an accomplished pianist. The family moved to Moscow in 1931; Slava had already begun cello studies with his father and continued them there. His...
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Brahms: The Cello Sonatas, Mstislav Rostropovich
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jul 04, 1983

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