M. Rostropovich's Major Musical Festival in Baku

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Renowned cellist Mstislav Rostropovich organized a festival to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's birthday in 2006.

In the years that followed, a new festival celebrating Mstislav Rostropovich himself was made tradition.

Every year, the huge city of Baku's finest stages present myriad musical scholars performing for the public. All manner of classical musicians flock to take part in the enduring event hosted by Azerbaijan's one and only "City of Winds".

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