Rostropovich - the greatest musician of the 20thc??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Texus, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Texus

    Texus Member

    Very saddened to learn of the passing of Rostropovich yesterday. The words genius etc. are so often overused but he certainly was. Impeccable performer and conductor, and champion of many causes.
  2. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Greatest? Not sure, especially bearing in mind the competition - Bernstein, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Boulez, Menuhin and many others.

    But certainly an astonishing, remarkable musician, and one of many prominent Soviet citizens with everything to lose who put their lives on the line to challenge the state. He stood up to be counted; the finest epitaph any human could wish for.
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