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S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]

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S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]

Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012)
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; David Oistrakh, violin
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 50999 6 78705 2 3 | Time: 01:10:09

The air on Mt. Olympus must have been something like that in Berlin’s Jesus-Christus-Kirche when, in September 1969, the threesome of Richter, Oistrakh and Rostropovich joined Herbert von Karajan for this majestic recording of Beethoven’s underrated Triple Concerto. That there could have been such a meeting of the minds in this gathering of greats is difficult to believe, until one remembers that the three soloists were frequent collaborators who all spoke the same musical language, and after years in the trenches knew each other and their conductor very well.

As one would expect, the solo work of the three Russians is brilliant and deeply musical. But just as delightful is the way they adjust from solo to ensemble roles and play together, with perfect unanimity, in the duet and trio passages. Karajan and the Berliners provide a monumental accompaniment, weighty, powerful, and rich in tone. The recording, one of the best from EMI in this venue, has been remastered in exemplary fashion and is impressively detailed and vivid.

Review by Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection

Historic for having three of the greatest musicians who ever walked the earth on one disc, these are also fabulous concertos, at once strong and graceful, melodic as well as grand, and beautifully played by these extraordinary masters.

David Oistrakh (1908-1974) has always been my favorite violinist, Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) one of the finest pianists of the 20th century, and Mstislav Rostropovich is almost a father figure in Russian music, whether as a superb cellist or conductor.

They share a similar heritage, having all lived in the Soviet Union (Oistrakh and Richter were born in the Ukraine, Rostropovich in Azerbaijan in 1927) during relatively the same time frame.

The Beethoven Triple Concerto was started in 1803, and it is fascinating to read in the liner notes how many compositions Beethoven had going at the same time, and major works, like the Eroica Symphony, the Waldstein Sonata, and Fidelio, and during this time managed to weave this marvelous (and unusual for its combination of instruments) piece into his composition schedule. As much as I love the Beethoven concerto, the Brahms "Double" is the winner for me…it gets me in its opening bars of a strong motif, the passionate "conversation" between cello and violin, to come back forcefully to the motif, and it never lets up that intensity for its duration. Oistrakh and Rostropovich have never been finer in what is a definitive performance of this concerto.

The Beethoven, conducted by Herbert Von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Brahms, with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, were both recorded in 1969, and the sound has been well re-mastered and is very good for its age. Total playing time is 69'54.

Review by Alejandra Vernon

S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]



S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]



S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]



S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]



S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]



S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]



S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]



Tracklist:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto":

01. I. Allegro (17:58)
02. II. Largo (05:36)
03. III. Rondo alla polacca (13:04)

- Sviatoslav Richter, piano
- Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
- David Oistrakh, violin
- Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Date of Recording: 09/1969
Venue: Christ Church, Berlin, Germany


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double":

04. I. Allegro (16:50)
05. II. Andante (07:50)
06. III. Vivace non troppo (08:48)

- Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
- David Oistrakh, violin
- Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell
Date of Recording: 05/1969
Venue: Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio


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S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]

S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]

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