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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. A strong advocate of new music, he premiered over 100...

Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich was born on this day in 1927 – 91 years ago. Passing away in 2007, Mr Rostropovich is...

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 Premiered On This Day in 1966 [ON THIS DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich’s 2nd Cello Concerto Op. 126 premiered on this day in 1966. The first performance was given in Moscow at the composer's 60th birthday...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mstislav Rostropovich – Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1, 1973 [VIDEO]

1973 archival performance of Mstislav Rostropovich performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major - with conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky and the All-Union Radio...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Preeminent British Cello Virtuoso Jacqueline du Pré

This week VC explores the recordings of thwarted British cello virtuoso Jacqueline du Pré. Passing away in 1987 - aged just 42 - after a...