27. April 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes

There is too much emphasis on technical perfection nowadays, and not enough on what music is actually about — irony, joy, human suffering, love.

-Mstislav Rostropovich

Just a few links:

Washington Post
New York Times
Regnum News Agency
KYIV Post

Just a few videos:

Bach: Prelude, Suite No. 1 (no date given)
Bach: Bourree, Suite No. 3 (1962)
Haydn: Cello Concerto (1981, with Ozawa)
Brahms: Double Concerto Part 1 (1965, with David Oistrakh, Violin and Kirill Kondrashin, Conductor, more clips available at site)
Shostokovich: Cello Concerto, Allegretto (1962, with Sir Charles Groves)
Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Part 1 (no date given, with Carlo Maria Giulini, more clips available at site – long intro before Rostropovich plays)

There are more videos on YouTube.
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