Mstislav Rostropovitch

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    Vespers Op.37 : VI Ave MariaMstislav Rostropovitch
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    Cello Concerto: I. AllegroMstislav Rostropovitch
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    Cello Concerto: II. Adagio ma non troppoMstislav Rostropovitch
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    Cello Concerto: III. Finale (Allegro moderato - Andante - Allegro vivoMstislav Rostropovitch
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    Vespers Op.37 : VI Ave MariaMstislav Rostropovitch

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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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