With a musical homage, the Konzerthaus Berlin is honouring the conductor and cellist of the century Mstislav “Slava” Rostropovich, who died in 2007 at the age of 80. We will be paying tribute to him with a range of concerts, a film screening and a commemorative publication. Rostropovich’s playfulness and meshwork of influences ensured that many of the most important cello works of the 20th century would be left to posterity. His commitment to human rights in the Soviet Union influenced his entire life.
Rostropovich’s students and colleagues, including Alban Gerhardt, Daniel Müller-Schott, Sol Gabetta, Frans Helmerson, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, David Geringas, Mischa Maisky and Anne-Sophie Mutter, will turn this tribute into a true cello festival, in which some of the pieces composed for Rostropovich will also be performed.
Subito Forte! Iván Fischer über „Slawa“
Anne-Sophie Mutter über „Slawa“
Our cellist Nerina Mancini remembers "Slava"Blog (GER)
"Slava's" students talk about his classesBlog (GER)