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Title: Shostakovich op. 107, Rostropovich
Post by: beclemund on September 09, 2007, 10:11:55 AM

http://www.youtube.com/v/LeqP6rPnyeY

It just bowls me over... Performance specifics are at the start of the video.
Title: Re: Shostakovich op. 107, Rostropovich
Post by: Catison on September 25, 2007, 08:03:37 PM
Beautiful performance
Title: Re: Shostakovich op. 107, Rostropovich
Post by: Guido on November 05, 2007, 05:39:43 PM
I love how the LSO cellists just look on in awe at the beginning. When this piece was first performed, people just thought it was impossibly difficult, when in reality its not really any more difficult than say the Dvorak concerto (so still not a mean feat!). Just searing intensity in a completely revolutionary style of cello playing. Astonishing.