All Mstislav Rostropovich articles

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    Russian cellist Karine Georgian remembers lessons with Mstislav Rostropovich

    2020-04-09T12:33:00Z

    An intense seven-year period of study at the Moscow Conservatoire was hugely influential

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    Rostropovich: a 90-minute documentary

    2019-12-10T17:04:00Z

    A documentary that delves into all aspects of the cellist’s life and career - from his four-day courtship of his wife to that 1968 performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto at the Proms, coinciding with the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. With contributions from Rostropovich’s wife Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya, and the ...

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    Rostropovich plays Bach at the Checkpoint Charlie

    2019-11-11T16:47:00Z

    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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    Thomas Demenga on studying with Grimmer, Janigro, Rose and Rostropovich

    2019-08-28T10:00:00Z

    The Swiss cellist compares himself to a quattro stagioni pizza of the combined influence of his teachers. From September 2008

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    The moment Rostropovich's cello is sold for £1.6 million

    2018-12-04T13:45:00Z

    Filmed during Sotheby’s recent sale of items belonging to Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya, this video captures the moment that the cellist’s1783 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini reaches a hammer price of £1.6 million. It was sold for a final total of £1,930,000 (including the buyer’s premium). Read: Two cello records ...

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    Two cello records set at Sotheby’s sale of Rostropovich collection

    2018-11-29T15:54:00Z

    Guadagnini and Serafin reach new highs in auction of items from the private collection of the Russian cellist and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya

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    Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich performs Popper's Dance of the Elves

    2015-04-17T00:00:00Z

    Legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich sets his fingers flying in Popper's fiendishly fast Dance of the Elves. Watch Rostropovich give a masterclass on Dvorák's Cello Concerto. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here. ...

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    Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich performs Tchaikovsky's Andante Cantabile

    2015-03-27T00:00:00Z

    Mstislav Rostropovich performs Tchaikovsky's Andante Cantabile with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1989. Watch the great cellist give a masterclass on Dvorák's Cello Concerto at the Kronberg Academy. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase ...

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    Mstislav Rostropovich gives Dvorák Cello Concerto masterclass

    2014-08-28T00:00:00Z

    You must play the opening for your public, not for yourself' Legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich gives a masterclass on Dvorák's Cello Concerto at the Kronberg Academy. Read about other leading string players as tutors in the Strad's September issue education special, out now. Subscribe to The Strad ...

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    Double Acts: Mstislav Rostropovich and Maxim Vengerov

    2014-05-19T00:00:00Z

    Before he became friends with Mstislav Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov had to learn how to drink - from October 2004

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    Mstislav Rostropovich

    During the post-war period few musical virtuosi attained world fame as rapidly as the Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Born the son of a cellist in the Azerbaijani province of Baku, 1927, Rostropovich started to teach himself by copying his father’s actions at the instrument. At the age ...