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20/02/2012

Mstislav Rostropovich plays... Miaskovsky. Cello Concerto ... Prokofiev. Sinfonia Concertante - EMI 1956/1957

Nikolai Miaskovsky: Cello Concerto, op.66 
I: Lento ma non troppo - Andante - Tempo 1  ~  II: Allegro - vivace - Piu marcato - Meno mosso - Tempo 1 - Piu largamente - Andante semplice e tranquillo - Tempo 1 - Piu tranquillo - Cadenza - Lento come prima      

Serge Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante, op.125 
I: Andante  ~  II: Allegro giusto  ~  III: Andante con moto      
2 files zip STEREO FLAC  Mega Download
Mstislav Rostropovich, violoncello  ~  Philharmonia Orchestra  /  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Malcolm Sargent
HMV  SXLP 30155  -1973 matrix: 2YEA 23 -4  /  SXLP 30266  -1978 matrices: 2YEA 5998 -2 / 5999 -2  
Recorded: EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road: 5 March 1956 / 15 April 1957.

3 comments:

  1. This here is a real beauty. Great transfer work--as always. Thank you for making this available.

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    1. Thank you.
      I enjoyed 'doing' the Prokofiev - but the Miaskovsky didn't really hold my attention 'all the way through'.

      Always I hesitate before transferring anything that has been 'recently on CD' as, despite the transfers being (allegedly!) of high-quality, its really difficult to match the 'silent background' of those - or 'noise-reduced' LP transfers; but fortunately EMI made some nice pressings (and masterings) around that time - so these are, inherently, rather 'decent'..

      I'd (sort of) be tempted to make a coupling of the Rostropovich Dvorak Concerto (RPO/Boult) with Tortelier's excellent version (Philharmonia/Sargent) - but as those are on 1950's HMV mono's it might be too time-consuming: always 'a factor' in these transfers..

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    2. Indeed they can be very time consuming. But believe me when I tell you that I thank you very kindly for your hard work, and that it is deeply appreciated by myself and many others. This and your other blogs are veritable storehouses of treasures.

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