Mstistlav Rostropovich

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Mstislav Rostropovich playing the Duport Stradivarius at the White House September 17, 1978.

Bob Sherman spoke with conductor Mstislav Rostropovich about the tenth anniversary of his debut as a conductor in the United States.

In this broadcast we hear several Rostropovich recordings with the National Symphony, where he has been the music director for eight seasons. Bob introduces the episode with a recording of one of Rostropovich's cello performances, the finale of the Brahms Sonata in F Major.

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