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Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was a Russian cellist and conductor, born March 27, 1927, in Baku USSR. He is considered one of the greatest cellists ever.

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Rostropovich gave his first cello concert in 1942. From 1943 to 1948, he studied at the Moscow Conservatory, where he became professor of cello in 1956. He won first prize at the international Music Awards of Prague and Budapest in 1947, 1949 and 1950. In 1950, at the age of 23 he was… read more

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  • Avatar for WarriorSoul_
    Best cellist, ever.
  • Avatar for weyiiletpu
    Beautiful music, thank you M.
  • Avatar for d1lll1nger
    Very good.
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    Forever and ever great!
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    Happy Birthday!
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    This guy is great !
  • Avatar for affasf
    Dvorák Cello Concerto is freaky awesome.
  • Avatar for pabaker55
    Recently enjoyed reading 'Rostropovich: The Musical Life of the Great Cellist, Teacher, and Legend.'
  • Avatar for panthroslash
    None are quite like you. R.I.P., butterfingers.

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