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Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2 & Works by Popper, Debussy & Scriabin

Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Dedyukhin

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Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99  
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I. Allegro vivace (feat. Alexander Dedyukhin)
Johannes Brahms; Mstislav Rostropovich; Alexander Dedyukhin
9:32
Cello Soata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99  
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II. Adagio affetuoso (feat. Alexander Dedyukhin)
Johannes Brahms; Mstislav Rostropovich; Alexander Dedyukhin
7:35
Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99  
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III. Allegro passionato (feat. Alexander Dedyukhin)
Johannes Brahms; Mstislav Rostropovich; Alexander Dedyukhin
7:04
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IV. Allegro molto (feat. Alexander Dedyukhin)
Johannes Brahms; Mstislav Rostropovich; Alexander Dedyukhin
4:55
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Elfentanz, Op. 39 (feat. Alexander Dedyukhin)
David Popper; Mstislav Rostropovich; Alexander Dedyukhin
2:30
Préludes, Book 1, L. 117  
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XII. Minstrels (feat. Alexander Dedyukhin)
Claude Debussy; Mstislav Rostropovich; Alexander Dedyukhin
2:57
Suite bergamasque, L. 75  
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III. Clair de lune (feat. Alexander Dedyukhin)
Claude Debussy; Mstislav Rostropovich; Alexander Dedyukhin
4:52
12 Etudes, Op. 8  
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No. 11 in B-Flat Minor (Arr. Piatigorsky / feat. Alexander Dedyukhin)
Alexander Scriabin; Gregor Piatigorsky; Mstislav Rostropovich; Alexander Dedyukhin
4:00
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    43:25
The Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99, was written by Johannes Brahms in 1886, more than twenty years after completing his Sonata No. 1. It was first published in 1887. It was written for, dedicated to and first performed by Robert Hausmann, who had popularised the First Sonata, and who would the following year be given the honour of premiering the Double Concerto in A minor with Joseph Joachim. This piece is presented as a showcase here, surrounded by other works by the great masters.

That the cello's repertoire has been so wonderfully enriched during the 20th century is due largely to Mstislav Rostropovich, the most influential cellist of his time, a champion of liberty, and also a noted conductor and pianist. Born In Baku on 27 March 1927 to a pianist mother and a cello-playing father who had studied with Pablo Casals, 'Slava' received early paternal grounding in his chosen instrument.

Rostropovich was closely associated with EMI Classics (now Warner Classics) for more than 50 years, having made 100 recordings with the company between 1954 and his death in 2007, just a month after celebrations for his 80th birthday at the Kremlin.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-8 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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