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Mstislav Rostropovich - 27 Apr 2007
Mstislav Rostropovich - 27 Apr 2007
UK
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April 27, 2007
Russian conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich during a rehearsal with the London Symphony Orchestra...
London, United Kingdom
Russian conductor and cellist Rostropovich during a rehearsal with the London Symphony Orchestra at the...
Russian conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich during a rehearsal with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in London on November 15, 1988. Rostropovich, who is in London for a series of concerts, beginning November 15 and continuing until December 15, will conduct works by composers including fellow Russian Dmitri Shostakovich. REUTERS/Gareth Watkins
ENTERTAINMENT SEVILLE
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September 09, 2004
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich prepares to play during a rehearsal with Chamber...
Seville, Spain
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich prepares to play during a rehearsal in Seville.
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich prepares to play during a rehearsal with Chamber Orchestra Prague in Maestranza theatre in Seville September 9, 2004 prior to a concert. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo MDP
RUSSIA-ROSTROPOVICH/
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April 27, 2007
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich gestures during a rehearsal with Chamber Orchestra...
Seville, Spain
File photo of Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich gesturing in Seville
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich gestures during a rehearsal with Chamber Orchestra Prague in Maestranza theatre in Seville in this September 9, 2004 file photo. Rostropovich died on Friday, Russian news agencies reported. He was 80. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo/Files (SPAIN)
RTR5RFR
July 31, 1997
Russian cellist Mstilav Rostropovich blows a kiss to his audience after he was decorated with a Lebanese...
Lebanon
RUSSIAN CELLIST MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH GREETS AUDIENCE
Russian cellist Mstilav Rostropovich blows a kiss to his audience after he was decorated with a Lebanese Cedar medal during the last night of the Baalbek International festival July 30, at the well-guarded Roman ruins in this eastern Lebanese city.

LEBANON BAALBEK
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May 21, 1997
Russian President Boris Yeltsin (L) hugs, the world famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich at the Kremlin,...
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT HUGS FAMOUS MUSICIAN
Russian President Boris Yeltsin (L) hugs, the world famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich at the Kremlin, May 21. Yeltsin presented a high state award to Rostropovich on his 70th birthday.

RUSSIA
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April 15, 1997
Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski (R) hugs famous violincellist Mscislaw Rostropovich (L) after...
Poland
POLISH PRESIDENT DECORATES VIOLINCELLIST ROSTROPOVICH
Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski (R) hugs famous violincellist Mscislaw Rostropovich (L) after decorating him with Poland's highest medal the Commander's Cross of the Order of Poland's Rebirth. The Russian born Rostropovich, who has lived in Swizterland since the 1970s, will play a concert with Poland's National Philharmonic Orchestra on April 16.

POLAND
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March 09, 1998
Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (R) kisses his wife Galina Vishnevskaya's hand during a ceremony...
France
CELLIST MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH KISSES HIS WIFE'S HAND
Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (R) kisses his wife Galina Vishnevskaya's hand during a ceremony at the UNESCO in Paris, March 9. Rostropovich was named UNESCO goodwill Ambassador.

FRANCE ROSTROPOVICH
JAPAN
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September 01, 2005
Japan's maestro Seiji Ozawa rehearses with world famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (L) and the Saito...
Tokyo, Japan
Japan's maestro Ozawa rehearses with cellist Rostropovich and Saito Kien Orchestra in Matsumoto.
Japan's maestro Seiji Ozawa rehearses with world famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (L) and the Saito Kien Orchestra in Matsumoto, Japan September 1, 2005. The tousle-headed maestro, who turned 70 on Thursday, became music director of the Vienna State Opera in 2002 after almost three decades in a similar job at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ozawa spends most of his year conducting the best-known musicians in the United States and Europe. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa TA/TY
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September 16, 1997
World famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich gestures as he answers questions at a news conference September...
CELLIST ROSTROPOVICH ANNOUNCES NEW MUSICAL AWARD
World famous cellist Mstislav Rostropovich gestures as he answers questions at a news conference September 16. Rostropovich announced a new annual musical award "Glory" worth $250,000 US, which is to be presented to musicians for their contribution to the musical culture.

RUSSIA
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March 27, 1997
Russian maestro Mstislav Rostropovich (L) enjoys a laugh with Britain's Prince Charles (R) as France's...
France
PRINCE CHARLES AND CELLIST ROSTROPOVICH IN PARIS
Russian maestro Mstislav Rostropovich (L) enjoys a laugh with Britain's Prince Charles (R) as France's first lady Bernadette Chirac (C) listens on prior to the start of a gala concert, March 27. Russian cellist Rostropovich is honoured on his 70th birthday at a gala charity concert.

FRANCE ROSTROPOVICH
ENTERTAINMENT SEVILLE
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September 09, 2004
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich plays during a rehearsal with Chamber Orchestra Prague...
Seville, Spain
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich plays during a rehearsal in Seville.
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich plays during a rehearsal with Chamber Orchestra Prague in Maestranza theatre in Seville September 9, 2004 prior a concert September 9. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo MDP/WS Also see image: GF1DTYNLYKAA
CZECH
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November 12, 1998
Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich expresses his thanks to the audience of the Charles University...
Prague, Czech Republic
RUSSIAN CELLIST MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH SPEAKS TO AUDIENCE.
Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich expresses his thanks to the audience of the Charles University Aula after a ceremony November 12. Rostropovich was awarded the Charles IV Award in Prague on Thursday.

PJ/KM
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July 31, 1997
Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and conductor Marek Jannowski (R) of the 120-man Philharmonic Orchestra...
Lebanon
RUSSIAN CELLIST MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH AND CONDUCTER MAREK JANOWSKI
Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and conductor Marek Jannowski (R) of the 120-man Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France perform on the last night of the Baalbek International festival July 30 at the well-guarded Roman ruins in the eastern Lebanon city.

LEBANON
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March 27, 1997
From L-R: Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Russian maestro Mstislav Rostropovich, Queen Beatrix of the...
France
CELLIST ROSTROPOVICH MEETS QUEEN BEATRIX OF THE NETHERLANDS
From L-R: Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Russian maestro Mstislav Rostropovich, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and France's First Lady Bernadette Chirac meet prior to the start of a gala concert, March 27. Russian cellist Rostropovich is honoured on his 70th birthday at a gala charity concert.

FRANCE ROSTROPOVICH
RUSSIA
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September 25, 2006
Russian conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich acknowledges applause after conducting The Grand...
Moscow, Russia
Russian conductor and cellist Rostropovich acknowledges applause after conducting The Grand Symphonic...
Russian conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich acknowledges applause after conducting The Grand Symphonic Orchestra at a concert by Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow's Conservatory September 25, 2006. The concert of Dmitri Shostakovich is part of his 100th birthday anniversary, marked on September 25. REUTERS/Anton Denisov (RUSSIA)
JAPAN
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September 01, 2005
Japan's maestro Ozawa and cellist Rostropovich smile after rehearsal with Saito Kien Orchestra in Matsumoto....
Tokyo, Japan
Japan's maestro Ozawa and cellist Rostropovich smile after rehearsal with Saito Kien Orchestra in ......
Japan's maestro Ozawa and cellist Rostropovich smile after rehearsal with Saito Kien Orchestra in Matsumoto. Japan's maestro Seiji Ozawa (R) and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich smile after a rehearsal with the Saito Kien Orchestra in Matsumoto, Japan September 1, 2005. The tousle-headed maestro, who turned 70 on Thursday, became music director of the Vienna State Opera in 2002 after almost three decades in a similar job at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ozawa spends most of his year conducting the best-known musicians in the United States and Europe. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa
RUSSIA
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September 25, 2006
Russian conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich acknowledges applause after conducting The Grand...
Moscow, Russia
Russian conductor and cellist Rostropovich acknowledges applause after conducting The Grand Symphonic...
Russian conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich acknowledges applause after conducting The Grand Symphonic Orchestra at a concert by Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow's Conservatory September 25, 2006. The concert of Dmitri Shostakovich is part of his 100th birthday anniversary, marked on September 25. REUTERS/Anton Denisov (RUSSIA)
ENTERTAINMENT SEVILLE
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September 09, 2004
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich plays with the Chamber Orchestra Prague during a...
Seville, Spain
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich plays during a rehearsal in Seville.
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich plays with the Chamber Orchestra Prague during a rehearsal in Maestranza theatre in Seville September 9, 2004, prior to a concert September 9. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo MDP/WS
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November 11, 1998
Czech President Vaclav Havel (L) is kissed by legendary Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich while the...
Prague, Czech Republic
HAVEL IS KISSED BY RUSSIAN PIANIST MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH.
Czech President Vaclav Havel (L) is kissed by legendary Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich while the two met at Prague Castle, November 11. Rostropovich is in Prague to receive the Charles IV Award.

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