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Mstislav Rostropovich
Birth: Mar. 27, 1927
Death: Apr. 27, 2007

Cellist, Conductor. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Rostropovich is considered the successor of Pablo Casals as one of the all-time great cellists. Rostropovich studied at the Moscow Conservatory, where he became professor of cello. He debuted in 1942 and started an international career that earned him the French Legion of Honor, the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1987, the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of Germany, and several prestigious musical awards. An outspoken defender of human rights and artistic freedom, he was an ambassador for the UNESCO and he won the Premio Príncipe de Asturias for this work in 1997. Rostropovich also has conducted most of the greatest orchestras in the world as the London Symphony Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic in Tokyo, Japan and the Berlin Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, DC from 1977 to 1994. He died in Moscow.  (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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  Galina Vishnevskaya (1926 - 2012)*
 
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Burial:
Novodevichy Cemetery
Moscow
Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Apr 27, 2007
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A Happy Birthday for a great musician
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