Rostropovich on Shostakovich ...

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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Emily said…
what a magnificent blog title!!! If I had a name like Rostropovich, I'd purposely specialize in Shosty. :)
Pliable said…
Yes Emily, at least it was a nice example of alliteration.

When I worked at EMI and Rostropovich was one our artists he was known as Slava by those close to him, and as Rostro by the rest.

I did think of titling the article Rostro on Shosto but thought maybe it didn't work too well for the composer of the Leningrad Symphony.
Tedward said…
That is not an example of alliteration. Not even close.

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