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Rostropovich dies

Rostropovich dies

One of the greatest musicians in the world has just died after an illness. Originally known as a superstar cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich also conducted all over the world. Warner Classics celebrated his 80th birthday last month by reissing his set of Shostakovich Symphonies. Other recordings available from Warner Classics & Jazz can be found by clicking here and entering "Rostropovich" in the artist line, in particular his recording of both the Dvorák Cello concerto and Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations on one CD. Please see the BBC news report Vishnevskaya-Rostropovich Foundation

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