Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich, KBE (Russian: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopol'dovič Rostropovič, pronounced [rəstrɐˈpəvʲɪtɕ]; March 27, 1927 – April 27, 2007), was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered to be one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. In addition to his interpretations and technique, he was well known for both inspiring and commissioning new works, which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before or since. He gave the premieres of over 100 pieces, forming long-standing friendships and artistic partnerships with composers including Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutoslawski, Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alfred Schnittke, Norbert Moret, Andreas Makris and Benjamin Britten.

Rostropovich was internationally recognized as a staunch advocate of human rights, and was awarded the 1974 Award of the International League of Human Rights. He was married to the soprano Galina Vishnevskaya and had two daughters, Olga and Elena Rostropovich.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Cellokonzert / Rokoko Variationen Schumann, Tchaikowsky; Mstislav Rostropowitsch 1
1970 Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 Brahms; Oistrakh, Rostropovich, The Cleveland Orchestra, Szell 2
1983 The Cello Sonatas Johannes Brahms; Mstislav Rostropovich, Rudolf Serkin 1
1983 "London" Trios, nos. 1-4 / Divertissement, op. 100, nos. 2 & 6 Haydn; Jean-Pierre Rampal, Isaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1987 Cello Concertos Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutosławski; Мстислав Ростропович 3
1987 Don Quixote Richard Strauss; Mstislav Rostropovich, Ulrich Koch, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1987 Dvorak: Concerto pour violoncelle / Tchaikovski: Variations Rococo Dvorak, Tchaikovski; Mstislav Rostropovitch, Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra 1
1987 The Flute Quartets Mozart; Rampal, Stern, Accardo, Rostropovich 1
1988 Prokofiev: Symphonie concertante / Shostakovich: Concerto pour violincelle No. 1 Prokofiev, Shostakovich; London Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Mstislav Rostropovich 2
1989 Chopin: Cello Sonata, op. 65 / Polonaise, op. 3 / Schumann: Adagio & Allegro, op. 70 Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann; Mstislav Rostropovich, Martha Argerich 1
1989 Streichquintett C-dur, D 956 Franz Schubert; Melos Quartet, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1990 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, op. 29 Shostakovich; Mstislav Rostropovich, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Galina Vishnevskaya, Nicolai Gedda, Dimiter Petkov 1
1990 Learner's Manual Dmitri Shostakovich; Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1990 Piano Concertos 1 & 3 Tchaikovsky; Vladimir Feltsman, National Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1991 Cello Concertos No. 1, No. 2 Haydn; Mstislav Rostropovich, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown 2
1991 Symphony No. 15 in A major, op. 141 Dmitri Shostakovich; London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1991 Variations on a Rococo Theme / Souvenir de Florence P. Tchaikovsky; The Borodin Quartet, M. Rostropovich, G. Talalyan, Геннадий Николаевич Рождественский 1
1991 Viola Concerto / Trio Sonata Alfred Schnittke; Yuri Bashmet, Moscow Soloists, London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1992 Streichquintett C-Dur Franz Schubert; Emerson String Quartet, Mstislav Rostropovich 2
1992 Boris Godounov Moussorgsky; R. Raimondi, National Symphony Orchestra, M. Rostropovitch 1
1993 Cello Concertos C. P. E. Bach, Vivaldi, Tartini; Mstislav Rostropovich, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff 1
1993 Brahms: Double Concerto / Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Brahms, Mendelssohn; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1993 Cello & Organ Мстислав Ростропович, Herbert Tachezi 1
1993 Symphony no. 11 Dmitri Shostakovich; National Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1994 Violin Concertos No. 1 Prokofiev, Shostakovich; London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov 1
1994 Symphonies nos. 2 & 3 Dmitri Shostakovich; London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1995 Dvořák: Cellokonzert / Tschaikowsky: Rokoko-Variationen Dvořák, Tschaikowsky; Mstislav Rostropovich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1995 Cello-Suiten J.S. Bach; Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1995 Mstislav Rostropovich in concert Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1997 Violin Concertos Prokofiev, Glazunov, Shchedrin; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mstislav Rostropovich, National Symphony Orchestra 1
1997 Cellist des Jahrhunderts Мстислав Ростропович 1
1997 Violin Concertos No. 2 Prokofiev, Shostakovich; London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov 1
1998 Trio Élégiaque No. 2 Rachmaninov; Pavel Serebrekov, Mikhail Vajman, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1999 Cello Sonatas Schubert, Schumann, Debussy; Rostropovich, Britten 1
2000 The Sonatas for Piano and Cello Beethoven; Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter 2
2001 Khachaturian: Concerto Rhapsody / Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (feat. cello: Mstislav Rostropovich) Мстислав Ростропович 1
2003 Britten: Violin Concerto / Walton: Viola Concerto Benjamin Britten, Sir William Walton; London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov 1
2004 The Late String Quartets / String Quintet Franz Schubert; Emerson String Quartet, Rostropovich 1
2004 Cello Concerto in B minor op. 104 Antonín Dvořák; Mstislaw Rostropowitsch, Gregor Piatigorsky 1
2005 Václav Talich Special Edition 5 Antonín Dvořák; Václav Talich, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, František Maxián, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
2007 Cello Concertos Vivaldi, Tartini, Boccherini; Mstislav Rostropovich, Collegium Musicum Zürich, Paul Sacher 2
2008 Die Streichtrios Beethoven; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Bruno Giuranna, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
2008 Symphony No. 10 Shostakovich; London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
2011 The Russian Archives: Mstislav Rostropovich plays Russian Cello Concertos Mstislav Rostropovich 1
2014 Die Cellosonaten - The Cello Sonatas Johannes Brahms; Мстислав Ростропович, Rudolf Serkin 1
Mozart - Telemann - J.C. Bach - Reicha Jean-Pierre Rampal, Isaac SternMstislav Rostopovich 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Piano Concertos no. 1 & 2 / Cello Concerto no. 1 Shostakovich; New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein, André Previn, Mstislav Rostropovich, Eugene Ormandy 1
1989 Cello Suites 1 & 2 / Cello Sonata Britten; Mstislav Rostropovich 2
1989 Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 / Polonaise-Fantaisie As-Dur / Drei Mazurken, op. 59 / Scherzo Nr. 2 b-Moll Frédéric Chopin; Martha Argerich, National Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1991 Dvořák: Concerto pour violoncelle / Brahms: Double Concerto Dvořák, Brahms; Mstislav Rostropovich, David Oistrakh 2

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