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Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107

I. Allegretto
II. Moderato
III. Cadenza
IV. Allegro con moto

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007)
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985)
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra

Recorded on: November 8, 1959

The Cello Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Opus 107, was written by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1959. He wrote it for Mstislav Rostropovich, who memorized the work in four days and gave the premiere in Leningrad under Yevgeny Mravinsky, on October 9, 1959 in the Large Hall of the Leningrad Conservatory. The first recording was made for the CBS label by Rostropovich accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy in November of the same year.

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