Rostropovich Encores - Alban Gerhardt (cello); Markus Becker (piano); Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
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  1. Humoresque for cello & piano, Op. 5
  2. Adagio for cello & piano (arr. from Cinderella, Op. 87), Op. 97bis
  3. Suite for violin & orchestra (or piano) in A minor, Op. 10 ("Suite in the Old Style"): No. 1 Presto
  4. Pieces (2) for cello & piano, Op. 2: No. 2 Oriental Dance
  5. Divertimento, symphonic suite for orchestra from the ballet The Fairy's Kiss: Pas de deux. Adagio
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  1. Humoresque for cello & piano, Op. 5
  2. Adagio for cello & piano (arr. from Cinderella, Op. 87), Op. 97bis
  3. Suite for violin & orchestra (or piano) in A minor, Op. 10 ("Suite in the Old Style"): No. 1 Presto
  4. Pieces (2) for cello & piano, Op. 2: No. 2 Oriental Dance
  5. Divertimento, symphonic suite for orchestra from the ballet The Fairy's Kiss: Pas de deux. Adagio
  6. Divertimento, symphonic suite for orchestra from the ballet The Fairy's Kiss: Pas de deux. Variations and Coda
  7. The Love for Three Oranges, suite for orchestra, Op. 33 bis: March
  8. Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
  9. Clair de lune, for orchestra or other arrangement (from "Suite Bergamasque" for piano), L. 75/3
  10. Etude for piano in B flat minor, Op. 8/11
  11. Cinderella, ballet, Op. 87: Waltz-Coda
  12. Mavra, opera buffa in 1 act: Russian maiden's song
  13. Elfentanz (Dance of the Elves), for cello & piano, Op. 39
  14. Nocturne and Scherzo, for cello & piano, L. 26
  15. Etude for piano No. 19 in C sharp minor, Op. 25/7, CT. 32
  16. Minstrels, prelude for piano, L. 117/12
  17. Pièce en forme de Habanera, arrangement(s) for solo instrument & keyboard
  18. Moderato & Vivace, etudes for cello: Moderato
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An album of encores once played by someone else, even someone as famous as Mstislav Rostropovich, might seem an overspecialized product, but German cellist Alban Gerhardt had some success with a similar album devoted to Pablo Casals, and is now back for more. Gerhardt does a reasonable impression of Rostropovich's songful style, overlaid with a bit of mysterious and gloomy Russian philosophy. But the really innovative feature of the album is the program, which draws out the breadth of the great Russian's musical interests, ...

Rostropovich Encores 2017, Hyperion

UPC: 034571281360

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