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 (rŏs′trə-pō′vĭch, rə-strə-), Mstislav Leopoldovich 1927-2007.
Russian cellist and conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC (1977-1994).

Rostropovich

(ˌrɒstrəˈpəʊvɪtʃ; Russian rəstraˈpɔvitʃ)
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(Biography) Mstislav Leopoldovich (ˈmɪstɪslɑːv; Russian mstiˈslaf leaˈpɔldavitʃ). 1927–2007, Soviet cellist, composer, and conductor; became a US citizen in 1978 after losing Soviet citizenship (restored in 1990)