Rostropovich Cello and Piano
Mstislav Rostropovich plays the music of Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata
for Cello and Piano in F Major with Pianist Ricter.
Two of the great 20th Century Classical Music Musicians
Rostropovich started in music at age 4, learning the piano with his
mother and the cello age 10 with his father who was a notable and
well-known cellist. He became a professor of cello in 1956 at the
He had studied with many great composers - Prokofiev, Shostakovitch, Kabalevsky.
His career blossomed in Russia until he became a spokesperson for Cultural
Freedom and later on an exile. Known for his great performances worldwide, his
health declined until he recently died of cancer in 2007.
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