Rostropovich

[ros-truh-poh-vich; Russian ruh-struh-paw-vyich]
noun
  1. Msti·slav (Le·o·pol·do·vich) [mis-tuh-slahv lee-uh-pohl-duh-vich; Russian mstyi-slahf lyi-uh-pawl-duh-vyich] /ˈmɪs təˌslɑv ˌli əˈpoʊl də vɪtʃ; Russian mstyɪˈslɑf lyɪ əˈpɔl də vyɪtʃ/, 1927–2007, Soviet cellist and conductor (husband of Galina Vishnevskaya).
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British Dictionary definitions for rostropovich

Rostropovich

noun
  1. 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)
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