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Mstislav Rostropovich

1927 - 2007

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Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (27 March 1927 – 27 April 2007) was a Russian cellist and conductor. 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 709,869 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Mstislav Rostropovich is the 77th most popular musician (down from 57th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (down from 5th 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 77 out of 2,662Before him are Amir Khusrow, Cosima Wagner, Alexander Glazunov, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Cliff Burton, and Iggy Pop. After him are Goran Bregović, Paco de Lucía, Yehudi Menuhin, Richard Clayderman, Sviatoslav Richter, and John Coltrane.

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Among people born in 1927, Mstislav Rostropovich ranks 16Before him are Samuel P. Huntington, Peter Falk, Vladimir Komarov, Lawrence Kohlberg, Turgut Özal, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. After him are Kim Young-sam, László Kubala, Niklas Luhmann, Albert Uderzo, Juliette Gréco, and Margaret Keane. Among people deceased in 2007, Mstislav Rostropovich ranks 10Before him are Michelangelo Antonioni, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Jean Baudrillard, Marcel Marceau, Kurt Waldheim, and Carlo Ponti. After him are Ève Curie, Paul Tibbets, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kurt Vonnegut, Albert Ellis, and Sidney Sheldon.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Mstislav Rostropovich ranks 8 out of 189Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141), Richard Sorge (1895), Lev Landau (1908), Ilham Aliyev (1961), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), and Arghun (1250). After him are Garry Kasparov (1963), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), Lotfi A. Zadeh (1921), Abulfaz Elchibey (1938), and Ivan Bagramyan (1897).

Among MUSICIANS In Azerbaijan

Among musicians born in Azerbaijan, Mstislav Rostropovich ranks 1After him are Vagif Mustafazadeh (1940), Veronika Dudarova (1916), Aziza Mustafa Zadeh (1969), and Jovdat Hajiyev (1917).