My father Slava - by Elena Rostropovich

Elena Rostropovich

Accompanist, assistant, daughter: Elena Rostropovich saw her father Mstislav from a uniquely intimate perspective. Marking what would have been the great cellist's 90th birthday in March, she shares some enduring memories with Peter Quantrill

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