Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich
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1927-03-27
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Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich

Biography (Wikipedia)

Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich (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, Aram Khachaturian 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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Proms 1998: Prom 28
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Royal Albert Hall
1998-08-08T18:00:35
8
Aug
1998

Proms 1998: Prom 28

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1996: Prom 09
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/epmc8g
Royal Albert Hall
1996-07-26T18:00:35
26
Jul
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 09

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1992: Prom 41
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evcgwh
Royal Albert Hall
1992-08-22T18:00:35
22
Aug
1992

Proms 1992: Prom 41

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1990: Prom 25
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e4mp6q
Royal Albert Hall
1990-08-10T18:00:35
10
Aug
1990

Proms 1990: Prom 25

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1968: Prom 30
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/edhzc8
Royal Albert Hall
1968-08-21T18:00:35
21
Aug
1968

Proms 1968: Prom 30

Royal Albert Hall

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