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Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich monument

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich monument

Opened in Moscow in 2012, on March 29 Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich monument. Work by the sculptor Alexandr Iulianovich Rukavishnikov, architect Igor Nikolaevich Voznesensky

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich monument

Born March 27, 91 years ago, Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was an outstanding cellist, pianist, conductor, and public figure. Also, he was a teacher, five-time Grammy Award winner, State Prize winner of Russia, People’s Artist of the USSR.
A bright memory to the Great Musician became a monument opened in Moscow in 2012, on March 29, not far from the so-called House of Composers in Bryusov Lane. The place, where the musician lived with his wife, the great opera diva Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya. In fact, the opening ceremony took place in the frame of celebration of 85-year anniversary of the birth of a famous musician and conductor.
The author of the sculptural composition was the sculptor Alexander Iulianovich Rukavishnikov, who worked in tandem with the architect Igor Nikolaevich Voznesensky.
Performed from bronze cello, bow and strings, as well as dynamism in the image of Rostropovich create the impression that from the pedestal will soon sound divine music.

Detail of monument to the outstanding cellist, pianist, conductor, and public figure Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (27 March 1927 - 27 April 2007)

Detail of monument to the outstanding cellist, pianist, conductor, and public figure Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (27 March 1927 – 27 April 2007)

According to Rukavishnikov, the sculptural composition made it possible to uncover the unrestrained energy of the musician. And the inspiration with personality of the great musician helped him successfully realize any of his undertakings.

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich monument

Monument to Rostropovich in Moscow in Bryusov Lane

Monument to Rostropovich in Moscow in Bryusov Lane

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was an outstanding cellist, pianist, conductor, and public figure

Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich was an outstanding cellist, pianist, conductor, and public figure

Night view of the monument to Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (27 March 1927 - 27 April 2007)

Night view of the monument to Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (27 March 1927 – 27 April 2007)

Novodevichie cemetery, grave of M.L. Rostropovich and G.P. Vishnevskaya

Novodevichie cemetery, grave of M.L. Rostropovich and G.P. Vishnevskaya

President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the opening ceremony

President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the opening ceremony

State Prize winner of Russia, People's Artist of the USSR (1927 - 2007) Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (1927 - 2007)

State Prize winner of Russia, People’s Artist of the USSR (1927 – 2007) Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (1927 – 2007)

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