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Classical Notes: February 7, 2007 Archive

Rostropovich is on the mend--we hope.

Posted at 5:52 AM on February 7, 2007 by John Zech
Filed under: The blog

Maybe you didn't even know he was sick.

Yesterday afternoon the word came out that cellist-conductor Mstislav Rostropovich had been hospitalized in Moscow for unknown reasons, and his manager said 'it does not look good.'

Well, Russian president Vladimir Putin must have been radiating lots of good will, because a few hours after he visited Slava at the undisclosed medical clinic in the capital it appears that Rostropovich is getting better. The story from the A-P today is that he is in satisfactory condition and getting better.