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Mstislav Rostropovich – 3 Quotes


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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

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

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

– Mstislav Rostropovich