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Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:00 am

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

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http://news.aol.com/entertainment/mu...ch-dies-at-80/20070427084509990001
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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:43 am

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.
 
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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:55 am

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)?
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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:28 am

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.
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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:34 am

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.
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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:42 am

Maurice Gendron was also one of my favorites.

I can post a video if you don't mind, as it is off-topic.
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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:48 am

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.
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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:55 am

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
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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:30 pm

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.



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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:57 pm

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

Very nice! What piece is that?
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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:16 pm

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...
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RE: Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Has Died

Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:18 pm

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.

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