Russian Cello Virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich Died On This Day in 2007 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich died on this day in 2007 - aged 80

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Mstislav Rostropovich

Legendary Russian cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich died on this day in 2007 – aged 80.

A strong advocate of new music, he premiered over 100 new works – including now cornerstone repertoire by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Lutoslawski, Schnittke, Britten, Khachaturian and Piazzolla.

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 

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