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NOMTIb" 1964

The GRAMOPHONE

'... Britten's finest non-vocal work since the Sinfoniada Requiem of 1940' 'Certainly it was the profound musical virtues of Rostropovich that sparked Britten's imagination to compose the Cello Symphony . . . ' , . . . a record will be invaluable in helping to bring about a closer acquaintance with the music, and with the artistry of Rostropovich:

, . . . Rostropovich is currently setting new standards in the art of cello playing . . . '

RELEASED THIS MONTH

BRITTEN

CELLO SYMPHONY

. Haydn

CONCERTO IN C FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA

(Cadenza s by Brinen)

MSTIĀ·SLAV ROSTROPOVICH

with the

ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

conducted by

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

4) SXl6138 Q LXT 6138

These are exactly the same performers as at th e fi rst performan ce at Blythburgh during th is year's Aldeburgh

Festival. The quotations are from Noel Goodwin's re view in Music and Musicians of this first performance,

ST EREO OR MON O RECORD S

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