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    Rostropovich plays Bach at the Checkpoint Charlie


    This footage from November 1989, two days after the official fall of the Berlin Wall, shows Mstislav Rostropovich giving an impromptu performance of Bach’s cello suites at the Checkpoint C crossing point between East and West Berlin. Read our article ‘Witnesses to the fall’, from the March 2014 ...

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    Witnesses to the fall


    First published in the March 2014 issue to mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, nine string players and makers from the East and West sides here reveal the stark contrast between life on either side of the divide

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    Cellist Jan Vogler on life before the fall of the Berlin Wall


    The former principal cellist of Staatskapelle Dresden is interviewed for The Strad's March 2014 German issue