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Mstislav Rostropovich

Mstislav Rostropovich
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Mstislav Rostropovich

Mstislav Rostropovich artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

From coffeehouses to punk clubs, Matt Haimovitz has played his cello in some surprising places.

November 15, 2012 Hear an eclectic mix of music as the adventurous cellist spins his favorites in the studio.

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An engraving of Franz Schubert, a year before he wrote his famed String Quintet in C.

August 18, 2009 Hear Schubert's personal brand of lyrical melancholy in his innovative String Quintet in C.

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March 3, 2009 Hear Mstislav Rostropovich's powerful performance of Dvorak's American-made Cello Concerto.

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April 28, 2008 Sara Fishko talks to leading cellists about the man who captivated the world with his sound.

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April 27, 2007 Cellist Yo Yo Ma looks at the life of master cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who died Friday.

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April 27, 2007 Mstislav Rostropovich left his mark both on classical music and the musicians he played with.

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April 27, 2007 Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich died Friday in Moscow. He was 80.

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March 3, 2009 Hear Mstislav Rostropovich's powerful performance of Dvorak's American-made Cello Concerto.

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News

Soprano Galina Vishnevskaya was once caleld the "Russian Maria Callas" for her intense interpretations.

December 11, 2012 The soprano was known for her electrifying performances and her dissident political views.

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Know your rallentando from your accelerando? Opera singers must follow the composer's musical road signs.

February 1, 2012 Opera singers must obey the musical traffic signals, knowing an accelerando from a rallentando.

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September 21, 2010 The cellist recalls the power of Dvorak's Cello Concerto in concert, up close and cosmic.

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Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

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  • Album: Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
  • Artist: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: 1993
 

David Sanford & The Pittsburgh Collective

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  • Album: David Sanford & The Pittsburgh Collective
  • Artist: David Sanford & the Pittsburgh Collective
  • Label: Oxingale Records
  • Released: 2007
 

A Love Supreme

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  • Album: A Love Supreme
  • Artist: John Coltrane
  • Label: Impulse!
  • Released: 2008
 

Schubert: Winterreise

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  • Album: Schubert: Winterreise
  • Artist: Peter Pears
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2000
 

Wild Is the Wind/High Priestess of Soul

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  • Album: Wild Is the Wind/High Priestess of Soul
  • Artist: Nina Simone
  • Label: Mercury
 

Band of Gypsys

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  • Album: Band of Gypsys
  • Artist: Jimi Hendrix
  • Label: Universal Distribution
  • Released: 1970
 

Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano; Bridge: Sonata for Cello and Piano

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  • Album: Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano; Bridge: Sonata for Cello and Piano
  • Artist: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Label: London
  • Released: 1995
 

Puccini [includes Bonus Disc]

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  • Album: Puccini [includes Bonus Disc]
  • Artist: Angela Gheorghiu
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: 2005
 

Giuseppe Verdi: Otello

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  • Album: Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
  • Artist: Mario del Monaco
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2008
 

Moussorgski: Boris Godounov

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  • Album: Moussorgski: Boris Godounov
  • Artist: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Label: Erato
 

Bizet: Carmen [Highlights]

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  • Album: Bizet: Carmen [Highlights]
  • Artist: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Label: Apex
  • Released: 2002
 

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro [Highlights]

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  • Album: Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro [Highlights]
  • Artist: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Label: Teldec
  • Released: 1996
 

Schubert: String Quintet

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  • Album: Schubert: String Quintet
  • Artist: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
 

Dvorák: Cellokonzert; Tchaikowsky: Rokoko-Variationen

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  • Album: Dvorák: Cellokonzert; Tchaikowsky: Rokoko-Variationen
  • Artist: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1995
 

Dvorák: Cello Concerto; Tchaikowsky: Rokoko-Variationen

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  • Album: Dvorák: Cello Concerto; Tchaikowsky: Rokoko-Variationen
  • Artist: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
 

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1; Schumann: Cello Concerto

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  • Album: Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1; Schumann: Cello Concerto
  • Artist: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston; Debussy: Cello Sonata

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  • Album: Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston; Debussy: Cello Sonata
  • Artist: Benjamin Britten
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 1999