Mstislav Rostropovich

1927 - 2007

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Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (27 March 1927 – 27 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered by many to be the greatest cellist of the 20th century. In addition to his interpretations and technique, he was well known for both inspiring and commissioning new works, which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before or since. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mstislav Rostropovich has received more than 638,611 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Mstislav Rostropovich is the 57th most popular musician (down from 54th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Azerbaijani Musician.

Mstislav Rostropovich was a Russian cellist and conductor. He was most famous for his performances of the cello.

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Among musicians, Mstislav Rostropovich ranks 57 out of 2,675Before him are Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Charlie Parker, Brian Jones, and Carlos Santana. After him are Robert Johnson, Pablo Casals, Syd Barrett, Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, and Lemmy.

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Among people born in 1927, Mstislav Rostropovich ranks 14Before him are Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Falk, Albert Uderzo, Samuel P. Huntington, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Vladimir Komarov. After him are László Kubala, Turgut Özal, Janet Leigh, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Sidney Poitier, and Kim Young-sam. Among people deceased in 2007, Mstislav Rostropovich ranks 9Before him are Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Kurt Waldheim, Jean Baudrillard, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Carlo Ponti. After him are Kurt Vonnegut, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Marcel Marceau, Paul Tibbets, Sidney Sheldon, and Maurice Béjart.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Mstislav Rostropovich ranks 5 out of 159Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141), Richard Sorge (1895), Heydar Aliyev (1923), and Lev Landau (1908). After him are Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), Garry Kasparov (1963), Arghun (1250), Ilham Aliyev (1961), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), and Ivan Bagramyan (1897).

Among MUSICIANS In Azerbaijan

Among musicians born in Azerbaijan, Mstislav Rostropovich ranks 1After him are Vagif Mustafazadeh (1940), Aziza Mustafa Zadeh (1969), and Veronika Dudarova (1916).