Haydn – Cello Concerto No. 1 (Rostropovich)

Considered by many to have been the greatest cellist of the 20th century, and one of the greatest of all time, Mstislav Rostropovich plays Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1. Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Rostropovich also conducts.

Boccherini – Cello concerto No.9 (Xavier Phillips)

Accompanied by the bayerische kammerphilharmonie, French cellist Xavier Phillips (born 1971) performs Luigi Boccherini’s Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat Major, G.482. Conductor: Philip Greenberg.

Haydn – Cello Concerto No. 2 (Rostropovich and ASMF)

Arguably, the greatest cellist of the 20th century, Mstislav Rostropovich plays Joseph Haydn’s Concerto No. 2 in D Major for cello and orchestra, Hob. VIIb/2, Op. 101 with the Academy of St. Martin in The Fields. The lead violinist is the greatly talented British violinist Iona Brown (1941-2004). A treasured violinist in her own right, […]

Rostropovich plays Bach’s Cello Suites (Complete)

Mstislav Rostropovich plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites, The Six suites for unaccompanied cello, probably the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. Bach’s Cello Suites were most likely composed during the period 1717–1723 when Bach served as a Kapellmeister in Köthen.