Herbert von Karajan and Mstislav Rostropovich with Strauss’s “Don Quixote”

Herbert von Karajan was a great admirer of Richard Strauss and is still considered an outstanding interpreter of his music. With Karajan, the tonal splendour and virtuosity of the orchestration was in the best of hands, especially in Strauss’s tone poem Don Quixote which he held in particular high regard. In this famous recording from 1975, the solo cello, which represents the eponymous hero, is played by Mstislav Rostropovich.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert von Karajan

Ulrich Koch

Mstislav Rostropovich

Programme Guide

© 1975 Unitel


Herbert von Karajan Chief conductor 1956–1989
Richard Strauss composer
Mstislav Rostropovich cello

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