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Mstislav Rostropovich at 75: Part I

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002

We begin the first in our three-part series on Mstislav Rostropovich, celebrating his 75th birthday in New York with the London Symphony Orchestra. Rostropovich shares stores about his studies with Dmitri Shostakovitch, and the accompanying episodes of great joy and utter despair. Host John Schaefer also speaks with celebrated pianist Misha Dichter, composer Jason Eckardt and pianist Marilyn Nonkin, the founders of Ensemble 21, the cutting-edge contemporary classical music performance group.