The Resource Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter play Prokofiev and Beethoven, Philippe Truffault, director ; Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, BBC

Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter play Prokofiev and Beethoven, Philippe Truffault, director ; Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, BBC

Label
Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter play Prokofiev and Beethoven
Title
Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter play Prokofiev and Beethoven
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Truffault, director ; Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, BBC
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Conductor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Production company
Subject
Language
  • fre
  • fre
Summary
Richter and Rostropovich, the meeting of two legends around Beethoven and Prokofiev. Beethoven first: on August 30th 1964, at the Edinburgh Festival, Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter played the complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano by Beethoven for the one and only time in concert . The cameras of the BBC that were there allow us to hear these two legends in the Fourth Sonata Opus 102 No. 1, a bold work typical of the last period of Beethoven's life. A version which is hard to surpass. To measure the importance of the event, one must refer to the stature of the musicians on stage who dominate the whole history of 20th century music. Mstislav Rostropovich was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1927. His mother taught him the piano and his father the cello. At the Moscow Conservatory he studies the piano, the cello, conducting and composition (he has Shostakovich and Prokofiev as teachers!). He played his first concert at fifteen, won First Prize at the Moscow General competition and at the Prague and Budapest competitions in 1947 and 1949. In 1955 he married Galina Vishnevskaya, a soprano singer at the Bolshoi. Once he becomes famous he resists the Soviet regime, comes out in support of Solzhenitsyn and is subjected to much harassment. In 1974, his wife and he are authorized to leave the USSR. He is deprived of his nationality four years later. Although Sviatoslav Richter was born in 1915 in Ukraine, it was in Odessa that he spent his childhood and adolescence. His father, a pianist, introduces him very young to the instrument. He doesn't have any special tuition and learns by reading opera scores. "I had three teachers, my father, Wagner and Heinrich Neuhaus." Neuhaus - whom he joins at the Moscow Conservatory at the age of twenty-two - says of him, "That's the student I have been waiting for all my life. For me, he is a genius." But it is to Prokofiev that we owe this meeting between these two legends: in 1949 they premiered the Sonata for Cello and Piano. They also premiered another Prokofiev piece in 1952, the Sinfonia Concertante, written for Rostropovich, conducted by Richter (a broken finger prevented him from playing the piano). It is this score, later forbidden by the Soviet authorities, that Rostropovich plays for us in 1970 with the Monte Carlo Orchestra under the direction of Okko Kamu. A score of which he knows all the secrets
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
1964 and 1970
Language note
Introduction in French
Other event information
Recorded
PerformerNote
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello ; Sviatoslav Richter, piano ; Orchestre national de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo ; Okko Kamu, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1927-2007
  • 1915-1997
  • 1946-
  • 1770-1827
  • 1891-1953
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Truffault, Philippe
  • Rostropovich, Mstislav
  • Richter, Sviatoslav
  • Kamu, Okko
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Prokofiev, Sergey
  • Opera de Monte Carlo
  • Idéale Audience International
  • IMG Artists (Firm)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sonatas (Cello and piano)
  • Concertos (Cello)
  • Cello with orchestra
Technique
live action
Label
Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter play Prokofiev and Beethoven, Philippe Truffault, director ; Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, BBC
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/mstislav-rostropovich-sviatoslav-richter-beethoven-cello-sonata-no4-prokofiev-sinfonia-concertante
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Publication
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unknown
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sonata for cello and piano no. 4 in C major, op. 102, no. 1 / Ludwig van Beethoven -- Sinfonia concertante in E minor for cello and orchestra, op. 125 / Sergei Prokofiev
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (54 min., 50 sec.))
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unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
50
System control number
  • ocn956370544
  • (OCoLC)956370544
Video recording format
other
Label
Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter play Prokofiev and Beethoven, Philippe Truffault, director ; Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, BBC
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/mstislav-rostropovich-sviatoslav-richter-beethoven-cello-sonata-no4-prokofiev-sinfonia-concertante
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sonata for cello and piano no. 4 in C major, op. 102, no. 1 / Ludwig van Beethoven -- Sinfonia concertante in E minor for cello and orchestra, op. 125 / Sergei Prokofiev
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (54 min., 50 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
50
System control number
  • ocn956370544
  • (OCoLC)956370544
Video recording format
other

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