m l rostropovich


[ros-truh-poh-vich; Russian ruh-struh-paw-vyich]
Mstislav (Leopoldovich) [mis-tuh-slahv lee-uh-pohl-duh-vich; Russian mstyi-slahf lyi-uh-pawl-duh-vyich] , 1927–2007, Soviet cellist and conductor (husband of Galina Vishnevskaya).
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Rostropovich (ˌrɒstrəˈpəʊvɪtʃ, Russian rəstraˈpɔvitʃ)
Mstislav Leopoldovich (ˈmɪstɪslɑːv; Russian mstiˈslaf leaˈpɔldavitʃ). 1927--2007, Soviet cellist, composer, and conductor; became a US citizen in 1978 after losing Soviet citizenship (restored in 1990)

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