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(WORKS PREMIERED OR COMMISSIONED BY MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH)
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Works for cello & orchestra (premiered):
1. A.Babadzhanyan Concerto
2. G.Banschikov Concerto No.4
3. Luciano Berio Il ritorno degli Snovidenia
4. Leonard Bernstein Three Meditations*
5. Valerian Bogdanov-Berezovsky Three Concert Pieces for Cello and Orchestra*
6. Arthur Bliss Concerto*
7. Benjamin Britten Symphony for Cello and Orchestra*
8. Daniel-Lesur Concerto for Cello
9. Henri Dutillieux Tout un Monde Lointain
10. Lukas Foss Concerto*
11. E. Golubyev Concerto
12. Lopez Graca Concerto da Camera
14. Cristobal. Halffter Concerto
15. Alun Hodinott Concerto*
16. Andre Jolivet Concerto No.2*
17. Aram Kachaturian Kontsert-rapsodiya*
18. Giya Kancheli After the Cry, for Cello Solo*
19. Alexander Knaifel Chapter 8 for Cathedral, 4 Choruses, and Solo Cello
20. Lev Knipper Concerto
21. T. Khrennikov Concerto No.1
22. Marcel Landowski Un Enfant apelle..., Concerto for Soprano, Cello and Orchestra
23. Marcel Landowski Le Prison, Poem for Soprano, Cello and Orchestra
24. Y. Levitin Concertino
25. Witold Lutoslawski Concerto*
26. James MacMillan Cello Concerto
27. David Matthews Romanza, Op.49
28. Olivier Messiaen Violoncello part in oratorio "Transfiguration"
29. Olivier Messiaen Concerto a Quatre et Orchestre
30. Norbert Moret Two Love Poems for Soprano, Cello and Orchestra
31. Virgilio Mortari Concerto
32. N. Nabokov Theme with Variations for Cello and Orchestra
33. Arne Nordheim Tenebrae*
34. Andrez Panufnik Concerto
35. Arvo Part Concerto*
36. Krzystof Penderecki Concerto No.2*
37. N. Peyko Bashkiri Melodies for Cello and Orchestra
38. Ljubomir Pipkov Concerto Symphony
39. Walter Piston. Variations for Cello and Orchestra
40. Gavriil Popov Symphonic Aria for Cello and Orchestra
41. Sergei Prokokiev Symphony-Concerto
42. Sergei Prokokiev Cello Concerto
43. Henri Sauguet Melodie Concertante
44. Robert Saxton Cello Concerto*
45. Alfred Schnittke Concerto No.2*
46. Alfred Schnittke Concerto for Three (Violin, Viola, Violoncello)*
47. Rodion Shchedrin Cello Concerto*
48. Dmitri Shostakovich Concerto No.1*
49. Dmitri Shostakovich Concerto No.2*
50. Boris Tchaikovsky Concerto
51. Augusta Read Thomas Chanson for Cello and Orchestra*
52. V. Vlasov Concerto
53. V. Vlasov Improvisation
54. M. Weinberg Concerto
55. Yuzotoyama Concerto


Pieces for solo cello & piano (premiered):
1. Georges Auric Imaginees for Cello and Piano*
2. Benjamin Britten Sonata*
3. Benjamin Britten Suite No.1 for Solo Cello*
4. Benjamin Britten Suite No.2 for Solo Cello*
5. Benjamin Britten Suite No.3 for Solo Cello*
6. Claude Debussy Minuet for Cello and Piano
7. G. Gamberg Theme with Variations for Cello and Piano
8. M. Goldstein Minuet
9. Dmitri Kabalevsky Sonata*
10. Karen Kachaturian Sonata*
11. Y. Levitin Sonata
12. Nikolai Miaskovsky Sonata No.2*
13. Michel Michelet Sonata
14. E. Mirzoyan Sonata
15. Maurice Ohana Syrtes pour Cello et Piano
16. Claude Pascal Sonata
17. Sergei Prokokiev Sonata
18. N. Rakov Nine Pieces for Violoncello and Piano
19. Y. Shaporin Five Pieces for Violoncello and Piano
20. V. Shebalin Sonata
21. Dmitri Shostakovich Poems ofAlexander Blok (Song Cycle, cello part)
22. Sergei Taneyev Sonata
23. Boris Tchaikovsky Suite Cello Solo
24. Moyssey Vaynberg Sonata No.2 for Cello and Piano*
25. Moyssey Vaynberg Sonata for Cello Solo*
26. Sir William Walton Passacaglia for Cello Solo*
27. M. Weinberg Sonata No.2 for Cello Solo
28. M. Weinberg Sonata No.3 for Cello Solo
29. Jean Wiener Sonata


Works premiered as conductor:
1. Stephen Albert RiverRun
2. Leonard Bernstein Slava! (A political overture)*
3. Stephen Douglas Burton The Pied Piper, A Concert Overture
4. Jacob Druckman Vox Humana
5. Henri Dutilleux Timbres, espace, mouvement*
6. Alberto Ginastera Glosses on Themes of Pau Casals, Op.46 (Orchestral Version)
7. Alberto Ginastera Cello Concerto No.1 (Revised Version)
8. Morton Gould String Music*
9. Alan Hovhaness Symphony for Solo Flute and Orchestra
10. Ezra Lederman Symphony No.5 ("Isaiah")
11. Marcel Landowski The Clock, Symphonic Poem
12. Witold Lutowslaski Novelette*
13. Andreas Makris Chromatokinesis (Revised Version)
14. Andreas Makris Fanfare Alexander
15. Andreas Makris Fourth of July March
16. Andreas Makris Violin Concerto
17. Andreas Makris Variations and Song for Orchestra
18. Andreas Makris Violin Concerto
19. Henry Mancini Salute to the Services
20. Peter Mennin Symphony No.9 (Sinfonia Capriccioso)
21. Jon Nordal Choralis
22. Krzysztof Penderecki Polish Requiem
23. Aulis Saalinen Shadows
24. Aulis Saalinen Symphony No.5 (Washington Mosaics)
25. Rodion Shchedrin Lolita (after nabokov) (Stockholm Opera)
26. Rodion Shchedrin Stykhira*
27. Alfred Schnittke Life with an Idiot (Netherlands Opera)
28. Alfred Schnittke Gesualdo (Vienna State Opera)
29.Gunther Schuller Bassoon Concerto
30. Gunther Schuller Contrabassoon Concerto
31. Vladimir Tarnopolsky Ah, ces Russes!
32. Augusta Read Thomas Ancient Chimes*
33. Augusta Read Thomas Air and Angels
34. Augusta Read Thomas Ligeia (a one-act opera)
35. Sir William Walton Prologo e Fantasia


Compositions commissioned on the occasion of Paul Sacher's 70th birthday:
1. Conrad Beck Three epigrams for Violoncello Solo
2. Luciano Berio Le mots sont alles... for Violoncello Solo*
3. Benjamin Britten Theme "SACHER" for Cello Solo*
4. Henri Dutilleux Hommage a Paul Sacher pour Violoncello Solo*
5. Wolgang Fortner Theme and Variations for Violoncello Solo
6. Alberto Ginastera Hommage a Paul Sacher: Punena No.2 Op. 45 for Cello Solo*
7. Cristobal Halffter Variations on the Theme "SACHER" for Cello Solo
8. Heinz Holliger Chaconne for Violoncello Solo*
9. Klaus Huber Transposition ad infinitum for virtuoso Solo Cello
10. Witold Lutoslawski Sacher Variations for Violoncelo Solo

* Indicates work dedicated to Rostropovich



Background music clip is from Ludwig von Beethoven, Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No.2, for Cello and Piano, Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Sviatoslav Richter (piano) (1963, 1967); Beethoven: Complete Music for Cello and Piano; Philips D206206 (442 566-2), Philips Classics Productions 1994.





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