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Devetzi, Vasso

Overview
Works: 114 works in 165 publications in 3 languages and 1,279 library holdings
Genres: Excerpts  Ballades (Instrumental music)  Concertos  Chamber music  Sonatas  Arrangements (Music)  Internet videos  Song cycles  Songs  Operas 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vasso Devetzi
Cello sonata by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs and opera arias by Galina Vishnevskai︠a︡( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Russian and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballade, for piano & orchestra, op. 19 Pelléas et Mélisande ; suite from the incidental music, op. 80 by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

2 editions published in 1967 and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello sonata op. 6 by Richard Strauss( )

1 edition published in 2007 and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto in D major, op. 21 by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

5 editions published in 1965 and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7 romances on verses by Alexander Blok ; 5 satires ; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk : (Act I, scene 3) by Galina Vishnevskai︠a︡( Recording )

2 editions published in 2004 in Russian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mstislav Rostropovich by Mstislav Rostropovich( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in Russian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, op. 66 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

2 editions published in 1975 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three concertos for clavier and string orchestra by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

3 editions published in 1964 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mstislav Rostropovich plays Shostakovich, Bach, Beethoven and Debussy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Bach to Shostakovich, all the facets of the genius of Rostropovich. "A very bright star illuminating a galaxy of geniuses," this is how, as his former student, French violinist Xavier Phillips described him. Mstislav Rostropovich illuminated the 20th century with his talent that went beyond the mastery of his instrument. Born in 1927 in Baku, Azerbaijan, his mother taught him the piano and his father the cello. At the Moscow Conservatory he studied piano, cello, conducting and composition with his teachers Shostakovich and Prokofiev. He gave his first concert at fifteen then won First Prize at the Moscow General competition and at the Prague and Budapest competitions in 1947 and 1949. In 1955, he married Galina Vichnyevskaya, a soprano at the Bolshoi. As he reaches celebrity status, he resists the Soviet regime by supporting Solzhenitsyn, and is subjected to much harassment. In 1974, he and his wife are authorized to leave the USSR and they arrive in Paris. It is certainly these difficult periods which helped form his moral conscience and led him to intervening in the course of history: the photo of him in front of the Berlin wall playing a Bach suite in 1989 has traveled around the world. His name will also be definitively linked with the history of music through the incredible number of works he inspired and premiered, including the Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra, written for him by Shostakovitch and that we hear in this film. Rostropovich had to wait many years before the composer created a piece for him. But in 1959, when hearing him in Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto, Shostakovitch decided to write for him the Concerto No. 1, which is premiered by Rostropovich the same year. The film reveals several facets of his talent as a cellist (he was also a wonderful orchestra conductor who loved opera). He appears first solo, in 1962, on French television in Paris, where he interprets the two bourrées from Bach's Cello Suite No. 3: works that will accompany his entire career and which he will record in the Basilica in Vézelay. We then discover his talents in chamber music, in 1970 in Paris, accompanied by Vasso Devetzi in a rare piece: the Twelve Variations on a theme from Mozart's Magic Flute. A year beforehand, in 1969, in Paris, in the company of Bruno Rigutto, he virtually gives a second premiere to the Nocturne and Scherzo for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy, an early work remained unknown in France until this first audition at the television studios. Lastly, the Pièce de résistance of the programme, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 recorded in 1961, for British television, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Groves: The work, fashioned to match the fabulous talent of the man it was dedicated to, explodes from the first measures like a huge wave drowning everything before it
Six concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

1 edition published in 1969 and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballade pour piano et orchestre op. 19 ; Nocturne no 1 op. 33 ; 2e impromptu op. 31 by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heart of the piano concerto( Recording )

1 edition published in 1968 and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les forains, ballet Concerto no. 1 en la mineur pour piano et orchestre by Henri Sauguet( Recording )

in No Linguistic content and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata, no. 35 in C major (1780) Sonata, no. 23, in F major (1773). Sonata, no. 51, in D major (composed in England). Sonata, no. 46 in A flat major (1786) by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sound of Mstislav Rostropovich( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le violoncelle du siècle by Mstislav Rostropovich( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rostropovich edition : songs & opera arias : Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich by Mstislav Rostropovich( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in Russian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Forains : ballet ; Concerto no. 1 pour piano en la mineur pour piano et orchestre by Henri Sauguet( Recording )

and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 piano concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Debetzē, Basso

Debetze, Basso 1927-1987

Debetzē, Basso 1928-1987

Devetci, Vasso

Devett︠s︡i, Vasso

Devettsi, Vasso 1927-1967

Devettsi, Vasso 1928-1987

Ntebetzē, Basso

Ntebetze, Basso 1927-1967

Ntebetzē, Basso 1928-1987

Vasso Devetzi

Vasso Devetzi Greek pianist (1927-1987)

Vasso Devetzi pianista greca

Vasso Devetzi Pianiste grecque

Vasso Devetzi pianiste uit Griekenland (1927-1987)

Васо Деведзи

Деветци, Вассо

Деветци, Вассо, 1927-1987

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