Classical
10:07 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Britten Piece for Rostropovich, Weds. @5 PM

They seemed  opposite: Mstislav Rostropovich, the fiery Soviet cellist, Benjamin Britten  the cool-tempered English composer. But they shared uncompromising convictions about social issues and musical genius. On Wednesday's Performance Today Coleman Itzkoff, - PT"s Young Artist in Residence - brings to life music that Britten wrote for Rostropovich.

Mstislav Rostropovich and Benjamin Britten after a concert, November 1, 1964 (RIA Novosti archive, image #25562)
Mstislav Rostropovich and Benjamin Britten after a concert, November 1, 1964 (RIA Novosti archive, image #25562)
Credit Mikhail Ozerskiy on wikipedia commons