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Mstislav Rostropovich

Mstislav Rostropovich (March 27, 1927 Baku-April 27, 2007 Moscow) a.k.a. Mstislav Rostropovitch, Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich, Mstislav Rostropovitsh, Mstislaw Rostropowitsch, Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich, KBE or Slava was a Russian cellist, conductor and musician. He had two children, Elena Rostropovich and Olga Rostropovich.

His discography includes: Mastercellist: Legendary Recordings 1956-1978, Dvořák: Cellokonzert / Tschaikowsky: Rokoko-Variationen, , Concert of the Century, Brahms: Double Concerto (Concerto In A Minor For Violin And Cello), Historic Russian Archives: Mstislav Rostropovich Edition, Great Works for Cello and Orchestra, Rostropovich : The Russian Years, Cello & Organ and Britten: Violin Concerto / Walton: Viola Concerto.

Rostropovich was born in Baku, Azerbaijan to parents who were both musicians. He started playing the piano and the cello at a very young age and by the age of 14, he was already a student at the Moscow Conservatory. He quickly became recognized as one of the greatest cellists of all time and performed with many of the world's leading orchestras and conductors.

Aside from his distinguished career as a cellist, Rostropovich was a human rights activist and a vocal critic of the Soviet government. He and his wife, the celebrated soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, were forced to leave the Soviet Union in 1974 due to their political beliefs. They lived in exile in the West until 1990, when they returned to newly democratized Russia.

In addition to his performances and activism, Rostropovich was also a respected conductor, leading orchestras around the world. He was a strong advocate for contemporary music and worked closely with many composers, including his close friend Dmitri Shostakovich.

Rostropovich received numerous honors and awards throughout his career, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Ronald Reagan and the Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth II. He passed away in Moscow in 2007 at the age of 80.

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