ON THIS DAY | Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Died in 2007
A strong advocate of new music, he premiered over 100 new works including repertoire by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Lutoslawski, Schnittke, Britten, Khachaturian, and Piazzolla
Legendary Russian cello virtuoso was 80 years old when he passed away.
Rostropovich was internationally recognized as a staunch advocate of human rights and was awarded the 1974 Award of the International League of Human Rights.
MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH & ELENA ROSTROPOVICH | POPPER | DANCE OF THE ELVES