In this legendary concert Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter perform the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas at Usher Hall, Edinburgh, during the Edinburgh Festival of 1964.

Listen to how other great cellists tackled the Beethoven Cello Sonatas:

Pierre Fournier and Wilhelm Kempff

Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax

Leonard Rose and pianist Glenn Gould

Miklós Perényi and pianist András Schiff

Jean-Guihen Queyras and pianist Ichiro Nodaira

Natalia Gutman and pianist Viacheslav Poprugin 

Li-Wei Qin and pianist Jeremy Young

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Read about the legendary violin players in our Violin Heroes bookazine.