For our April free drawing we have a fantastic 40 CDs and 3 DVDs Rostropovich Cello Retrospective. It includes all his Erato and EMI recordings as well as recordings made during his stay in the Soviet Union by a secret mic in the Moscow hall. Music aficionados erased the Rostropovich name from the tapes after the regime denied the citizenship of the Rostropovichs. There is a balance of studio and live performance recordings, and over 60 composers are represented. Over 120 new works are included, since Shostakovich, Britten and Prokofiev were close friends of the cellist. All you need to do to enter the drawing is simply click below on the Register To Win banner and fill out the few fields we request. The lucky winner of the set will be announced here next month.
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