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Britten: Cello Suites

Britten: Cello Suites

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“Gift Voucher: six Suites for Slava” This note, scribbled on a paper napkin was a promise supposedly made in 1964 by Benjamin Britten to the cellist Mstislav Leopoldovich “Slava” Rostropovich. He wanted to compose for his friend a contemporary counterpart to Bach’s Solo Suites, which for any cellist are a sort of Old Testament in the cello repertoire. Britten took Baroque dance movements as a model and formed them into modern character pieces.

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    • Number of Discs: 1
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    • Label: Haenssler Classic
    • UPC/Barcode: 881488200638
    • Item Number: HC20063