Rostropovich and Britten play the Debussy Cello Sonata

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COMPOSERS: Claude Debussy,Maurice Ravel
LABELS: Alto
ALBUM TITLE: Debussy • Ravel
WORKS: String Quartets; Debussy: Cello Sonata; Ravel: Introduction & Allegro
PERFORMER: Borodin Quartet, *Osian Ellis (harp), Melos Ensemble; **Rostropovich (cello), Benjamin Britten (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: Alto ALC 1296 (1962-72)

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Most inspiring is the extraordinary duo of Rostropovich and Britten who offer a magical Debussy Cello Sonata. The Borodin Quartet’s spacious readings are not aided by a swimming-pool acoustic.

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Jessica Duchen