BRITTEN Cello Symphony Mstislav Rostropovich /Pete


Cello Symphony *
Sinfonia Da Requiem
Cantata Misericordium °
Mstislav Rostropovich * · Peter Pears °
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau °
English Chamber Orchestra *
New Philharmonia Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra °
Benjamin Britten
Int. Release 05 May. 1989
1 CD / Download
CD 0289 425 1002 9 lm London ADD

Track List

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Symphony For Cello And Orchestra, Op.68


Mstislav Rostropovich, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Peter Pears, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:14:39

From the opening drumbeat, the "Sinfonia" employs a sonata form of dramatic power; it has an implacable momentum.

[Cello Symphony]: "The present record captures the very individual orchestral sound and places the soloist in an absolutely natural relationship with it. As for the performance, it is quite simply beyond praise. Rostropovich is so completely inside the music that one ceases to be aware whether what he is doing is difficult or not (much of it is) and the English Chamber Orchestra play with a rhythmic precision and a dynamic range that give every detail its due weight and character." (Jeremy Noble, Gramophone, December 1964)

. . . an essential recording . . .