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International Rastropovich Festival to be opened by premiere of film by Azerbaijani film director

25 March 2010 [12:34] - TODAY.AZ
The premiere of a documentary "Friendship of Titans. Rostropovich and Shostakovich” directed by Azerbaijani film director Mehdi Mammadov will take place in the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center in Moscow as part of the Rostropovich Week festival on March 26.

The documentary features unique footage and interviews shot by the film director during Rostropovich’s last visit to Baku, as well as footage chronicles meticulously collected in various archives in Russia and Azerbaijan.

The film tells about the friendship of two legendary personalities, teacher and student Shostakovich and Rostropovich.
Mammadov sayd during a festival devoted to 100 anniversary of Shostakovich in Baku in February 2006 he told Rostropovich the idea to shoot such a film. The Maestro really liked the idea and he did everything to have it realized. 


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