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Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia

Portrait of the cellist, conductor, and defender of free speech

Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia Portrait of the cellist, conductor, and defender of free speech

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Incredible artist and conductor, Mstislav Rostropovich made an indelible mark on the 20th century with his virtuosic playing, inspiring unprecedented numbers of composers writing works for his instrument. He was also known for his political activism and role as a defender of free speech and human rights. This documentary follows him on his return to his native Russia in 1991.

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  • Directed by:
    • Albert Maysles
    • Bob Eisenhardt
    • Susan Froemke
    • Peter Gelb
  • Production date: 1991
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min
  • Production: © CMajor
  • Available version(s): EN

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