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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:11 am 
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Sad news that Msistlav Rostropovich died just after celebrating his 80th birthday. Not only was he the greatest cellist ever, he was also a great conductor and a consummate pianist who regularly accompanied his wife Galina Vishnevskaya in Rachmaninov songs and thought nothing of tossing off large chunks of Rachmaninov concertos when called for. A close friend and drinking buddy of some of the 20th century's greatest composers (Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Britten), his death seems to mark the end of an era.
Rest in peace, Slava.

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my radio station played his music all day yesterday.

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Yes, same here. It is rarely that the death of a classical musician makes it to the news headlines, which must be a measure of his greatness.

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...never heard of him :x

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juufa72 wrote:
...never heard of him :x

Where have you been then ? :shock: What Richter was to the piano, Rostropovich was to the cello - and much more.

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techneut wrote:
juufa72 wrote:
...never heard of him :x

Where have you been then ? :shock: What Richter was to the piano, Rostropovich was to the cello - and much more.


Sadly, I do not listen to much Cello oreintated music. But I have heard of Yo-Yo Ma before! :roll:

I should take a look on amazon and see what I can find for Rostropovich.

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