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Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia

Documentary showing the return to his native Russia of Mstislav Rostropovich.

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Documentary showing the return to his native Russia of Mstislav Rostropovich, includes extensive performance footage and coverage of political and personal matters for the cellist. This film is an account, in cinema verite style, of what happened when Rostropovich, along with his wife, the renowned soprano Galina Vishnevskaya, returned to the country that had stripped them of all rights to perform, demolishing their careers because they had dared to shelter and defend Solzhenitsyn.

Accolades: Jury Prize, Montreal; Emmy Award

English title Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia
Production year 1991
Duration 88 mins
Production Company Maysles Films, Sony Classical
Director Albert Maysles, Bob Eisenhardt, Susan Froemke, Peter Gelb

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