THE CELLIST OF THE CENTURY ● ROSTROPOVICH REMEMBERED
Join Elena Rostropovich & Steven Isserlis in conversation with James Jolly (Editor-in-Chief, Gramophone)
Friday, March 10th – 6pm
Royal Academy of Music
David Josefowitz Recital Hall
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT
Although Mstislav Rostropovich died 10 years ago, on April 27th 2007, he remains a powerful presence on the world’s cultural scene through his legacy as the greatest cellist of his time, as a brave advocate of human rights, and as a man of proverbial generosity and charisma, often known simply by his nickname, Slava. He would have celebrated his 90th birthday in 2017.
This year Warner Classis celebrates the phenomenal richness of his life and art in a magnificent 43-disc set to be released by Warner Classics on March 24th 2017: Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist of the Century. It forms the centrepiece of the label’s Rostropovich programme for 2017, which also includes: eight releases of individual CDs taken from the set and a double LP of the Dvořák Cello Concerto and Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 1 (Giulini/London Philharmonic Orchestra). The full box set will also be available on Apple Music to stream and download.
This event organised in partnership with Gramophone, and hosted by the Royal Academy of Music, will offer an insight into the life and art of one of the cultural giants of the 20th Century.