26th May 1955

The 28-year-old cellist Mstislav Rostropovich

The Prague Spring festival in 1955 hosted the then 28-year-old Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who performed Bach’s Suites. The live recording of the young artist’s concert is precious indeed, given that when, at the time globally renowned, Rostropovich next recorded the pieces, in a French studio in 1991, he was 64 years of age.

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Catalogue number: SU 4044-2