Shostakovich's first cello concerto (1959), created for the legendary Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich
, is a frenetically dynamic, emotionally intense and wickedly virtuosic work.
Over its four decades, the Festival has come to be known for presenting artists early in their careers, including Jeffrey Kahane, Hilary Hahn, Sir Neville Marriner, the Kronos Quartet, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and the first American premiere performances of Maxim and Dmitri Shostakovich with Mstislav Rostropovich
, immediately following their defection from the Soviet Union in 1981.
Chuck Berry and Peter Sellars join previous Laureates Sir Paul McCartney, Dizzy Gillespie, Sir Elton John, Kronos Quartet, Ravi Shankar, Renee Fleming, Bob Dylan, Yossou N'Dour, Patti Smith, Pink Floyd, Mstislav Rostropovich
, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, Led Zepplin and Ennio Morricone, who have all been honoured the prestigious Prize.
It was founded in 1991 by Mstislav Rostropovich
, the world-renowned Russian cellist, and his wife, soprano Galina Vishnevskaya.
- cello, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Alexandr Gauk, Kirill Kondrashin, Yevgeny Svetlanov - conductors.
But they have not yet reached the level of David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich
, although they share an admirable ability to compliment rather than compete with each other.
WHEN was the cellist and conductor 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.
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.