A wonderful performance of Haydn’s 1st cello concerto with Rostropovich both playing and directing a crisp ensemble. I watched three other versions with excellent cellists who mug and agonize while Mstislaw holds an inner peace. I think Haydn would love to have been in the audience. R walks onto stage gesturing with a pulse of energy and sits while the players lead spiritedly into the work. Are the 1st cello and string bass playing from memory too? I had to clap my hands for joy.