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Who is the greatest cellist of all time? Show more Show less

The cello is a string instrument known for its soulful, singing, almost human voice like sound, and can be found soloing, in chamber music, or as one of the foundation pieces of a symphony orchestra. A number of players have transformed the cello into the solo voice that it is today. But of them, who is the greatest?

Mstislav Rostropovich Show more Show less

Rostropovich was a Russian master, who brought a new technical expertise and musicality to the instrument, and new repertoire into the world.
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Premiered the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1

One of the great solo cello pieces, composer Dimitri Shostakovich wrote the concerto for Rostropovich who committed it to memory in 4 days.

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