Mstislav Rostropovich (March 27, 1927, Baku – April 27, 2007, Moscow) – the pride of Russian culture, the Soviet and Russian cellist, pianist and conductor, public figure, pedagogue.
Alexander N. Burganov made two portraits of a great musician. The sculptural bust represents Mstislav L. Rostropovich in a concert suit with a cello in his hand. The maestro’s hand is portrayed on the first plane as a symbol of Creativity and Creation. The second monument was created by the sculptor for the opening of M.S. Rostropovich’s Festival (2010) and it was installed in the period of work of the Festival in front of the building of the Moscow Conservatory. Now it is a part of the exposition of the “Burganov House” museum.
Alexander Burganov and Mstislav Rostropovich met in Paris at the exhibition of the artist, organized by Pierre Cardin. According to Alexander N. Burganov’s memoirs, they talked for a long time about the unity of the cultural foundations of Russia and the West, about the exhibition, shared memories of childhood of the city Baku.
At the inclusive exhibition in the gallery “People-legends” are represented: the sculpture of Mstislav Rostropovich, sculptural compositions The Muse of Expectation, The Muse of the Evening Star, The Muse of Blossoming Tree, The Muse of Unexpected Joy, The Muse of the Midday Sun, and several graphic works on the theme of musical fantasies and associations.
The exhibition is open from 01.04.2017 to 30.04.2017.