Mstislav Rostropovich Quotes

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Born: March 27, 1927, Baku, Transcaucasian SFSR, USSR [now Azerbaijan]
Birth Country: Azerbaijan
Died: Moscow, Russia, April 27, 2007
Occupation: Music artist

1.
Baalbek is so beautiful. It is the heart of beauty in the Middle East - I want to embrace these people with my music. I will try so hard for them. Their president is a Christian, their prime minister is a Muslim. Music is for everyone.
- Mstislav Rostropovich

2.
People are craving this great progress in electronics, going after computers, the Internet, etc. It's a giant progress technologically. But they must have a balance of soul, a balance for human beauty. That means art has an important role.
- Mstislav Rostropovich

3.
When I started learning the cello, I fell in love with the instrument because it seemed like a voice - my voice.
- Mstislav Rostropovich

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