Brahms: The Cello Sonatas
Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin
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|1||Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E minor, Op.38||Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin||--||$5.07||View In iTunes|
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E Minor, Op.38: 1. Allegro Non Troppo
|Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin||15:04||Work Only||View In iTunes|
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E Minor, Op.38: 2. Allegretto Quasi Minuetto
|Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin||5:34||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E Minor, Op.38: 3. Allegro - Più Presto
|Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin||6:36||$1.29||View In iTunes|
|2||Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in F, Op.99||Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin||--||$5.16||View In iTunes|
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in F, Op.99: 1. Allegro Vivace
|Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin||9:37||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in F, Op.99: 2. Adagio Affettuoso
|Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin||8:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in F, Op.99: 3. Allegro Appassionata
|Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin||8:01||$1.29||View In iTunes|
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in F, Op.99: 4. Allegro Molto
|Mstislav Rostropovich & Rudolf Serkin||4:26||$1.29||View In iTunes|
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.