Mstislav Rostropovich

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Rostropovich, Mstislav Leopol’dovich


Born Mar. 27, 1927, in Baku. Cellist. People’s Artist of the USSR (1966).

Rostropovich graduated in 1946 from the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied cello under S. M. Kozolupov. He was a participant in several all-Union and international competitions of performing musicians. In 1978, Rostropovich and his wife, G. P. Vishnevskaia, were deprived of Soviet citizenship for undermining the prestige of the USSR. [22–951–4; updated]

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Further, Baku will host the 9th Mstislav Rostropovich International Festival onApril23-27.
The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society and musicians dedicate this concert to the memory of Mstislav Rostropovich (19272007), a long-time friend and like-minded colleague, the legendary cellist and conductor, world-renowned musician and humanist.
As the author of the accompanying booklet, Antonin Matzner, points out, Mstislav Rostropovich, Shostakovich's student in Moscow, had long wished for the composer to write a cello concerto for him, especially with regard to his admiration for Shostakovich's Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.
Musico admirado y con un gran reconocimiento en vida, porque ademas de su genial talento, era un hombre generoso y siempre propositivo, Benjamin Britten desarrollo una estrecha amistad con otros importantes colegas suyos que siempre vieron en el un ejemplo de creatividad y de trabajo, de solidaria complicidad para echar a andar grandes proyectos, de lo cual dejo constancia en sus no pocos esfuerzos de unidad con otras grandes leyendas de la talla de los rusos Dimitri Shostakovich y Mstislav Rostropovich
Central to this interval-less recital was the Britten, Barley, well up to the demands of this completist farrago of cello techniques, performing with an individuality which bravely ignored the spirit of the work's dedicatee, Mstislav Rostropovich, which might have been looking over his shoulder.
TOKYO - Rare recordings by famous visiting classical musicians broadcast in the 1950s and 60s including a performance by cellist Mstislav Rostropovich on his first trip to Japan have been found in the archives of Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings Inc.
An early salvo ahead of next season's Britten centenary programme, the symphony was written for the great Mstislav Rostropovich and here performed with serene assurance and clarity by the legendary cellist's pupil, Daniel Muller-Schott.
Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya may be best known to American opera fans not so much for her recordings as for her riveting autobiography Galina, which chronicles her early career in the former Soviet Union, the terrifying political tumult that forced her and husband Mstislav Rostropovich to flee to the West, and the second career that she was able to build.
World renowned musician and native of Baku, Mstislav Rostropovich, was one of the many people who had contributed financially to the building's restoration.
Maisky has the distinction of being the only cellist in the world to have studied under both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky.
Catapulted to international attention at the age of 11 as the winner of the Fifth Rostropovich International Cello Competition in 1994, the list of her notable supporters soon grew to include such significant figures in the music world as Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Muti, Giuseppe Sinopoli and Antonio Pappano as well as Mstislav Rostropovich himself.
I had the best teachers I could ever have hoped for -- not only Zakhar Bron but also my mentor Mstislav Rostropovich.