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Rostropovich new sets of Prokofiev symphones & various cello concertos praised, also by Lebrecht

Rostropovich new sets of Prokofiev symphones & various cello concertos praised, also by Lebrecht

Norman Lebrecht on the Rostropovich box set in an article about Steven Isserlis - paragraph 10 "A Slava tribute box just arrived from Warner Classics reminds me of extraordinary concertos by Penderecki, Landowski, Schchedrin and Knaifel that lie unheard since his death, along with most of the 270 works he commissioned." "admirably commemorate this great musician's work" The April edition of International Record Review dedicates three pages (24, 25, 26) to two newly issued sets of CDs showing the great Mstislav Rostropovich both as conductor and as cellist. "Most of these recordings emanate from the Erato or Teldec catalogues, both of which were incorporated into the Warner Classics group, and I have to say that those who put these sets together knew what they were doing, The discs admirably commemorate this great musician's work and self-respecting collectors should add these boxes to their library forthwith." 9 CD Cello works by various composers as recorded by Teldec & Erato - please click here for fuller details. "... six CDs in this second set being devoted to twnetieth-century works, many of which were written specially for him..." "All credit and grateful thanks to Warner for this admirable collection." 4 CD Prokofiev Symphonies, Orchestre de Paris conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich - please click here for fuller details. "Warner is to be congratulated for reissuing these Rostropovich recordings, the eight symphonies judiciously recoupled onto just 4CDs (...) and for including a thoughtful and enlightening essay by David Nice." Already released : Shostakovich Symphonies 1 - 15 - please click here for fuller details.