Mstislav Rostropovich plays Shostakovich, Bach, Beethoven and Debussy

London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Groves (conductor), Bruno Rigutto, Vasso Devetzi (piano)

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Vasso Devetzi — Pianist
Bruno Rigutto — Pianist
Sir Charles Groves — Conductor

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From Bach to Shostakovich, all the facets of the genius of Rostropovich.

"A very bright star illuminating a galaxy of geniuses," this is how, as his former student, French violinist Xavier Phillips described him. Mstislav Rostropovich illuminated the 20th century with his talent that went beyond the mastery of his instrument.

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Directed by:
Philippe Truffault
Production date: 2001
Recording date: 1961, 1962, 1969, 1970
Duration: 50 min
Production: © Ideale Audience / Img Artists / BBC
Resolution: SD