Tag Archives: Mstislav Rostropovich

Listening to Britten – Tema ‘SACHER’

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Tema SACHER (5 January 1976, Britten aged 62) Dedication For Paul Sacher at the invitation of Mstislav Rostropovich Duration 1′ Audio The beginning of a recent recording of Tema SACHER made by Alban Gerhardt can be … Continue reading

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Introducing Britten on Record

Britten rehearsing with Rostropovich in Moscow. Image courtesy of Britten 100 Britten on Record – an introduction Mozart: Symphony no.29 in A major K201, first movement With the Listening to Britten series about to reach the composer’s final opera Death … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Suite for solo cello no.3, Op.87

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Suite for solo cello no.3, Op.87 (23 February – 3 March 1971, Britten aged 57) Dedication For Slava Duration 22′ 1 Introduzione 2 Marcia 3 Canto 4 Barcarola 5 Dialogo 6 Fuga 7 Recitativo 8 Moto … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Suite for solo cello no.2, Op.80

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Suite for solo cello no.2, Op.80 (August 1967, Britten aged 53) Dedication For Slava Duration 22′ 1 Declamato 2 Fuga 3 Scherzo 4 [untitled} 5 Ciaccona Audio Clips from the first recording of the suite, made … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – The Poet’s Echo, Op.76

Galina Vishnevskaya and Benjamin Britten Photo by Erich Auerbach, Getty Images Files , London The Poet’s Echo, Op.76 – for high voice and piano (August 1965, Britten aged 51) 1 Echo 2 My heart… 3 Angel 4 The nightingale and … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Suite for solo cello no.1, Op.72

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Suite for solo cello no.1, Op.72 (November – December 1964, Britten aged 51) Dedication For Slava Duration 22′ 1 Canto primo 2 Fuga 3 Lamento 4 Canto secondo 5 Serenata 6 Marcia 7 Canto terzo 8 … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op.68

Photo (c) Ben Hogwood Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op.68 (Autumn 1962 – 3 May 1963, Britten aged 49. Revised March – April 1964) 1 Allegro maestoso 2 Presto inquieto 3 Adagio 4 Passacaglia: Andante allegro Dedication Mstislav Rostropovich Duration … Continue reading

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