Dmitri Shostakovich dedicated both his cello concertos to Mstislav Rostropovich. Listen, and see, Rostropovich talking about Shostakovich and the composition of Cello Concerto No 1 via these BBC Radio 3 online resources.
Rostropovich on the Cello Concerto no. 1
Rostropovich on playing to Shostakovich
Media clips from BBC Radi0 3
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