View Full Version : Mstislav Rostropovich, RIP

April 27th, 2007, 06:14 PM

I think his is the definitive take on Bach's cello suites.

It was a travesty when Brezhnev revoked his citizenship, and a glorious day when Gorbachev restored it.

His enlightened understanding of what it meant to be human in the face of a faceless totalitarian regime informed his work and the lives of all he touched. A life truly well-lived.

April 27th, 2007, 06:59 PM

Its sad to see those who stove for mastery in the arts from that era pass away. Soon that generation will all be gone.