ON THIS DAY | Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Was Born in 1927

Passing away in 2007, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time

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Mstislav Rostropovich

Legendary Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich was born on this day in 1927.

Mr. Rostropovich worked in close collaboration with notable composers including Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Witold Lutosławski, Leonard Bernstein, Aram Khachaturian, and Benjamin Britten.

 

MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH | DVORAK CELLO CONCERTO IN B MINOR | CARLO MARIA GIULINI & LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 1977