The Classical Music Community grieves the loss of this great conductor, Mstislav Rostropovich.
Mstislav Rostropovich, a cellist and conductor who was renowned not only as one of the great instrumentalists of the 20th century, but also as an outspoken champion of artistic freedom in Russia during the final decades of the Cold War, died in Moscow today. He was 80 and lived in Paris, with homes in Moscow, St. Petersburg, London and Lausanne, Switzerland.
Here is a video of Rostropovich performing the Bach Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major.