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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Ozawa and close friend Mstislav Rostropovitch, a noted Russian cellist, have been supporting a Japanese nongovernmental organization donating blankets to Chechnya by holding charity concerts, Itar-Tass said.
Paul Anka, Shirley Bassey, Jose Carreras, the Gipsy Kings and Mstislav Rostropovitch also have played in Lebanon in the past few years.
Xavier Phillips, the internationally-acclaimed French cellist and protege of Mstislav Rostropovitch, in a performance open to the public at 7:30 P.
Under the baton of his mentor, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Phillips made his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme.
Sir Paul McCartney, Dizzy Gillespie, Witold Lutoslawski, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Quincy Jones, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Sir Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Pierre Boulez, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Ericson, Ray Charles, Ravi Shankar, Iannis Xenakis, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Isaac Stern, Burt Bacharach, Robert Moog and Karlheinz Stockhausen are the individuals who have been bestowed with the prize since its inception in 1992.
Past prize winners have been: Paul McCartney, Dizzy Gillespie, Witold Lutoslawski, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Quincy Jones, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Pierre Boulez, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Ericson, Ray Charles, Ravi Shankar, Iannis Xenakis, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Isaac Stern.