Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major
The Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107, was composed in 1959 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich wrote the work for his friend Mstislav Rostropovich, who committed it to memory in four days and gave the premiere on October 4, 1959, with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in the Large Hall of the Leningrad Conservatory. The first recording was made in two days following the premiere by Rostropovich and the Moscow Philharmonic, under the baton of Aleksandr Gauk.
Performances & Interviews
- Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ssrqf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ssrqf.jpg2014-05-09T14:27:00.000ZStephen Johnson and Christian Poltera explore Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01yt9ys
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1Stephen Johnson and Christian Poltera explore Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto.