Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 Premiered On This Day in 1966 [ON THIS DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Cello Concerto Op. 126 premiered on this day in 1966

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Dmitri Shostakovich’s 2nd Cello Concerto Op. 126 premiered on this day in 1966.

The first performance was given in Moscow at the composer’s 60th birthday concert by soloist Mstislav Rostropovich – under the baton of Maestro Yevgeny Svetlanov.

MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH | SHOSTAKOVICH CELLO CONCERTO NO. 2 | YEVGENY SVETLANOV & THE STATE ACADEMIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE USSR | 1966

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