Mstislav Rostropovich

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    Clair de luneMstislav Rostropovich
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    Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. PréludeMstislav Rostropovich
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    Suite for Solo Cello in D Minor: I. PreludeMstislav Rostropovich
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    Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: I. PréludeMstislav Rostropovich
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    Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1 (Cadenzas: Benjamin Britten) (1999 Remastered Version): II. Adagio - CadenzaMstislav Rostropovich

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        Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was born in Baku, USSR on March 27, 1927. His first name means "avenged glory"; he is familiarly known by the root of the name, "Slava," which means "glory." His father, Leopold, was an excellent cellist, and after 1931, a teacher at the Gnesin Institute, Moscow after attending the Moscow Conservatory. Slava's mother was an accomplished pianist. The family moved to Moscow in 1931; Slava had already begun cello studies with his father and contin... Read more

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