Ivashkin, Alexander V.. 2007. Rostropovich. Tokyo: Shunjusha Publishing Company. ISBN 978-4-393-93518-7 [Book]

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By Alexander Ivashkin
Tokyo: Shunjusha, 2007.
This biography is the first full-scale publication dedicated to the life and art of the greatest musician
of our time, Mstislav Rostropovi
ch. It includes many important documents from Rostropovich's
private archive, his own writings, fragments from
his talks with the author, the full list of
Rostropovich's premieres as a cellist, c
onductor and pianist, and many unique photos.
It was the Maestro's wish that hi
s biography should be published in
Japan as soon as possible. Japan
was the country Rostropovich liked very much. He
played and conducted in Japan very often, and it
was in Tokyo where his very last con
cert took place in early December 2006.
The book was written by Alexander Ivashkin, a celli
st and a friend of Ro
stropovich, in a close
collaboration with the Maestro himself.
Alexander Ivashkin is Professor of Music at
Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Translated from English and Russian by Satoyo Akimoto

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Music > Centre for Russian Music


October 2007

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08 Feb 2011 09:12

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