in memoriam { Mstislav Rostropovich

Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич (Mstislav Rostropovich), one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century, has died.

As an aspiring (if amateur) cellist, his playing and recordings were an inspiration to me. His talents will be deeply missed.

Mstislav Rostropovich
1927-03-27 to 2007-04-27



GeistX said...

I know almost nothing about classical music, though I do respect those who can play it.

I love that picture.

AllThingsSpring said...

He gave an impromptu recital at the fall of the Berlin wall, which is where/when that photo was taken.