Mstislav Rostropovich

Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich (Roushie: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopol'dovič Rostropovič, pronounced [rəstrɐˈpovʲɪtɕ]; 27 Mairch 1927 – 27 Aprile 2007) wis a Soviet an Roushie cellist an conductor. He is conseedert tae be ane o the great cellists o the 20t century. In addeetion tae his interpretations an technique, he wis weel kent for baith inspirin an commissionin new wirks, which enlairged the cello repertoire mair nor ony cellist afore or syne. He gae the premieres o ower 100 pieces,[1] formin lang-staundin friendships an airteestic pairtnerships wi componers includin Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutosławski, Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alfred Schnittke, Norbert Moret, Andreas Makris an Benjamin Britten.

Mstislav Rostropovich
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BornMstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich
27 Mairch 1927(1927-03-27)
Baku, Transcaucasian SSR, Soviet Union
Dee'd27 Apryle 2007(2007-04-27) (aged 80)
Moscow, Roushie
Thriftcellist, conductor
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  1. Olga Sobolevskaya (27 Apryle 2007). "Mstislav Rostropovich: musician of genius, man of honor". RIA Novosti. Retrieved 30 Apryle 2007.