Friday, November 09, 2012

Rostropovich, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
"Haydn: The Cello Concertos" (Vinyl)

My format is screwed up.  I don't know why.  Occasionally just decides to have freak outs.  It's cute.

One of the 20th century's greatest cellists, (made all the more infamous by the Soviet block that prevented the free travel of so many great musicians) Rostropovich may be amongst the most prolific musicians of his era, performing, recording and conducting over a span exceeding fifty years.   He died in 2007 at the age of 80.  The mythos left behind is probably only exceeded this generation by Pablo Casals.

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