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Capital Intensive.

The classic Moscow of the Romanovs, Leo Tolstoy, ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich is well known: the Kremlin, the Bolshoi...

In Slava's Shadow

The Kronberg cello festival in Germany, like any gathering of skilled laborers, affords congregants a chance to swap notes on craft: in this case, new strings...

Maestro of the Spirit

Ever since I was a boy in Siberia, I knew of Maestro Rostropovich as a legendary cellist and conductor whose generous personality inspires everyone. After the...

Music: At The Top Of His Powers: Yo-Yo Ma

Whatever the merits of the six films that make up Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach, the two-CD sound-track album (Sony Classical), on which Ma plays the Bach cello...

Defectors: Exit, con Brio

The Shostakoviches flee "It is as if someone had returned to me a missing part of my body!" Cellist-Conductor Mstislav Rostropovich exclaimed in Washington...

Books: Highs and Lows

GALINA by Galina Vishnevskaya Translated by Guy Daniels Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 519 pages; $19.95 For two decades, Galina Vishnevskaya reigned supreme at...

People, May 2, 1977

Once he clowned and leered and swaggered and waved his cigars and sang preposterous songs like Lydia, the Tattooed Lady. All that is dust now in the fading...

A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 24, 1977

When Rome Correspondent Erik Amfitheatrof went backĀ—stage at the Stadt Casino in Basel to seek out Mstislav Rostropovich, this week's cover subject, the famous...

Americana: Man Without a Country

When he came to America in 1975, he did not apply for U.S. citizenship; he did not want to stop being a Russian. "As artists," he said, "we must be able to...

Music: Hit for Shostakovich

The stooped man in the crumpled grey suit stood on the stage of London's Royal Festival Hall, bowing gently and solemnly to the welling applause. Twice he...

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