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Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died  
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

I have a number of recordings of his playing, and he could really make that thing speak!

 tombstone 

http://news.aol.com/entertainment/mu...ch-dies-at-80/20070427084509990001

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User currently offlineWGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1716 times:

I have a CD somewhere of him conducting an orchestra in the performance of some works of Tchaikovsky. He was a fine conductor, in addition to being a fine cellist, and a fine human being in general.

User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

Quoting WGW2707 (Reply 1):
I have a CD somewhere of him conducting an orchestra in the performance of some works of Tchaikovsky

Perhaps it was the National Symphony Orchestra (of the US)?


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

RIP Mstislav Rostropovich one of the few cello masters.





I played cello for seven years. I never was better then average, go frustrated and quit. I kick myself in the ass now and again because I absolutely love the cello. No other wood instrument can hit the lows and highs with such power and beauty.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 3):
No other wood instrument can hit the lows and highs with such power and beauty.

Damn straight. THe mid-range of the 'cello is about as intense as any (pure) instrument can get. And Rostropovich was the best at it.


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Maurice Gendron was also one of my favorites.

I can post a video if you don't mind, as it is off-topic.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 5):
I can post a video if you don't mind, as it is off-topic.

Hell, Yeah! I don't mind a tinker's cuss. Any good classical music will help transport MRs essence to a better place. Bring it on.


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Alot of people tend to think that Debussy is overplayed music for United commercials but I have listened to most of his work and am blown away by his ability to write for so many kinds of instruments.

Here are the videos of Grendon and Ivaldi playing Debuss's Cello Concerto. The sound quality is crap but the playing is not.





http://www.cellist.nl/database/showcellist.asp?id=97


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 7):
The sound quality is crap but the playing is not.

Not so bad on my Sony headphones

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 7):
Debussy is overplayed music for United commercials

Debussy gets it, there's no need to becomne apologist for ignorant trash.

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 7):
Here are the videos of Grendon

Dude gets it. Some clearly fantastic interpretation.

Thanks, I'd never heard of him.

Now, my favorite (Jacqueline du Pre). One of the most understanding purveyors of 'cello speak. To keep us on-topic, she studied with Rostropovich for a while in the latew '60s/early'70s. She clearly hears IT.



[Edited 2007-04-28 05:38:18]

User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 8):
Now, my favorite:

Very nice! What piece is that?


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 9):
Very nice! What piece is that?

Elgar's "Cello Concerto in E minor," Op. 85. A fantastic piece, the finale will make you either pound your chest or bawl your eyes out. Or, perhaps both.

I should add that Ms. du Pre was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her 20s, stopped playing out of necessity by her late 20s, and was dead by 40 years of age. A tragic loss to the musical world. At least Rostropovich lived out his days...


User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1972 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 8):
Now, my favorite (Jacqueline du Pre).

That's an awesome performance of my favorite cello concerto (in fact she was kind of associated with this piece in general). A few of her mannerisms annoy me, but boy could she play. Thanks for posting it. Made my morning.

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 3):
I absolutely love the cello. No other wood instrument can hit the lows and highs with such power and beauty.



Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 4):
The mid-range of the 'cello is about as intense as any (pure) instrument can get. And Rostropovich was the best at it.

 checkmark  I love the cello. What an instrument.

Anyway, R.I.P. Slava



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