Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
London Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Malcolm Sargent
Recorded: Royal Festival Hall, London, 25 August 1964 and 1 July 1965
A rarity from the British Library Sound Archive - Mstislav Rostropovich in a dramatic live account of Richard Strauss's Don Quixote given during an early visit to the London Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in 1964.
Rostropovich only recorded the work eleven years later in 1975 in a studio version.
Haydn's Cello Concerto in D from 1965 follows on Rostropovich's account of the earlier Concerto in C (BBCL 4198-2) which was given excellent reviews at the time of it's release.