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What's New: Cellist Of The Century

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Mstislav Rostropovich was one of the great cellists of all time. Over 100 works were written for him by composers as diverse as Krzysztof Penderecki, Olivier Messiaen, Lukas Foss, and Leonard Bernstein. We’ll hear gems with “Slava,” Rostropovich’s nickname that translates as “glory,” from a set of complete recordings on Warner Classics: Mstislav Rostropovich – Cellist of the Century on today’s What’s New.

Russian conductor, pianist, and one of the best-known cellists of the 20th century, Mstislav Rostropovich, was beloved around the world. Here is a set of interviews with Elena Rostropovich (Mstislav's pianist daughter), Steven Isserlis, Gautier Capuçon, Krzysztof Penderecki, Maestro Valery Gergiev, Alain Lanceron (president, Warner Classics) marking 90 years since Rostropovich's birth and ten years since his death.

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
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