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Haydn: Cello Concerto in C

By 1964 both Mstislav Rostropovich and the English Chamber Orchestra were regular fixtures at the Aldeburgh Festival. In a concert at that year's Festival (which also included the premiere of Britten's Cello Symphony) Britten conducted them in the first English performance of the recently discovererd Haydn C major Cello Concerto. As if all that wasn't enough, Britten wrote the cadenzas for Rostropovich in the Haydn and they recorded it in December. Presented by Tom Service.

Haydn: Cello Concerto in C, Hob.VIIb:1
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor).

29 minutes

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Sat 23 Nov 2013 23:30
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