Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich

Cellist. Born 27 March 1927. Died 27 April 2007
Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich
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1927-03-27
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Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich

Biography (Wikipedia)

Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich (Russian: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopol'dovič Rostropovič,; 27 March 1927 – 27 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered to be one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. In addition to his interpretations and technique, he was well known for both inspiring and commissioning new works, which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before or since. He inspired and premiered over 100 pieces, forming long-standing friendships and artistic partnerships with composers including Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutosławski, Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alfred Schnittke, Norbert Moret, Andreas Makris, Leonard Bernstein and Benjamin Britten.

Rostropovich was internationally recognized as a staunch advocate of human rights, and was awarded the 1974 Award of the International League of Human Rights. He was married to the soprano Galina Vishnevskaya and had two daughters, Olga and Elena Rostropovich.

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Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich Performances & Interviews


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Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47 (2nd mvt)
Claude Debussy
Cello Sonata in D minor (2nd mvt)
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Cello Sonata in D minor (2nd mvt)
Franz Schubert
Arpeggione Sonata, D 821
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Arpeggione Sonata, D 821
Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich
Humoresque Op.5 For Cello And Piano
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Humoresque Op.5 For Cello And Piano
Dmitry Shostakovich
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Act 3: Interlude)
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Act 3: Interlude)
Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich
Concerto No 1 For Cello And Orchestra 1st Movement
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Concerto No 1 For Cello And Orchestra 1st Movement
Ludwig van Beethoven
Triple Concerto, Op.56 (3rd mvt)
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Triple Concerto, Op.56 (3rd mvt)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker (Trepak)
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The Nutcracker (Trepak)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)
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The Nutcracker (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Amid the din of the ball, Op. 38 no.3
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Amid the din of the ball, Op. 38 no.3
Antonín Dvořák
Cello Concerto in B Minor: III. Finale (Allegro moderato)
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Cello Concerto in B Minor: III. Finale (Allegro moderato)

Cello Concerto in B Minor: III. Finale (Allegro moderato)

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London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO)
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Andante Cantabile
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Andante Cantabile
Johann Sebastian Bach
Vater unser in Himmelreich, BWV 762
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Vater unser in Himmelreich, BWV 762
Franz Schubert
String Quintet in C major D.956 - movement 4 - Allegretto
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String Quintet in C major D.956 - movement 4 - Allegretto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Méditation (Souvenir d'un lieu cher)
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Méditation (Souvenir d'un lieu cher)
Claude Debussy
Minstrels (Preludes, Bk.1)
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Minstrels (Preludes, Bk.1)
Aram Khachaturian
Concerto-Rhapsody for cello and orchestra
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Concerto-Rhapsody for cello and orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Souvenir De Florence (1st and 2nd mvts)
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Souvenir De Florence (1st and 2nd mvts)
Franz Schubert
String Quintet D 956 in C Major - Adagio
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String Quintet D 956 in C Major - Adagio
Claude Debussy
Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
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Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
Claude Debussy
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor
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Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor
Antonín Dvořák
Cello concerto in B minor (2nd mvt)
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Cello concerto in B minor (2nd mvt)
Alfred Schnittke
Minuet for Violin, Viola and Cello
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Minuet for Violin, Viola and Cello
Alfred Schnittke
Viola Concerto
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Viola Concerto
Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite for cello no.5 BWV 1011 - Gigue
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Suite for cello no.5 BWV 1011 - Gigue
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Sonata No 3 in A major, Op 69 (2nd mvt)
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Cello Sonata No 3 in A major, Op 69 (2nd mvt)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No 15 in A major (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 15 in A major (3rd mvt)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake Suite (No 3, 'Dance of the Swans and Cygnets')
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Swan Lake Suite (No 3, 'Dance of the Swans and Cygnets')
Claude Debussy
Cello Sonata in D minor
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Cello Sonata in D minor
Claude Debussy
Cello Sonata in D minor (3rd mvt)
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Cello Sonata in D minor (3rd mvt)
Benjamin Britten
Cello Sonata Op 65
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Cello Sonata Op 65
Modest Mussorgsky
The Vision
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The Vision

The Vision

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Galina Vichnievskaia
Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No 2 in D minor BWV1008 - Prelude
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Suite No 2 in D minor BWV1008 - Prelude
Claude Debussy
Sonata in D minor for cello and piano
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Sonata in D minor for cello and piano
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping Beauty Suite (Waltz)
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The Sleeping Beauty Suite (Waltz)
Witold Lutosławski
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
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Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Nikolai Yakovlevich Myaskovsky
Cello Concerto In C Minor Op.66 (1st mvt)
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Cello Concerto In C Minor Op.66 (1st mvt)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)
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Symphony No. 11 In G Minor Op.103 (The Year 1905)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op 29 (extract)
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Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Op 29 (extract)
Franz Schubert
Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione (or viola or cello) and piano (3rd mvt)
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Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione (or viola or cello) and piano (3rd mvt)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No.15 in A major; Last Movement
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Symphony No.15 in A major; Last Movement
Ludwig van Beethoven
Romance in F Op. 50
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Romance in F Op. 50
Richard Strauss
Don Quixote Op.35
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Don Quixote Op.35
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Concerto No. 1 In A Minor Op.33 For Cello And Orchestra
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Concerto No. 1 In A Minor Op.33 For Cello And Orchestra

Concerto No. 1 In A Minor Op.33 For Cello And Orchestra

Performer
USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1998: Prom 28
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Royal Albert Hall
1998-08-08T03:07:22
8
Aug
1998

Proms 1998: Prom 28

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1996: Prom 09
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Royal Albert Hall
1996-07-26T03:07:22
26
Jul
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 09

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1992: Prom 41
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Royal Albert Hall
1992-08-22T03:07:22
22
Aug
1992

Proms 1992: Prom 41

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1990: Prom 25
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Royal Albert Hall
1990-08-10T03:07:22
10
Aug
1990

Proms 1990: Prom 25

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1968: Prom 30
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Royal Albert Hall
1968-08-21T03:07:22
21
Aug
1968

Proms 1968: Prom 30

Royal Albert Hall

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