Azerbaijan National Committee of International Council of Museums 

Beynəlxalq Muzeylər Şurasının   Azərbaycan Milli Komitəsi
   Historical museums and reserves  
   Leopold and Mstislav Rostropoviches House-Museum
  Address: 19, L. and M. Rostropoviches str., Baku AZ1001
Telephone: (994 12) 492 02 65
  Hours of work: from 10 am to 17 pm; closed on Mondays
Belonging: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Foundation: 1998

Brief description: Museum is placed in the house, where the most celebrated cellist and the legend of the world music M.L.Rostropovich was born and spent all his childhood. Displayed in the museum exposition, the collected unique photos reflect periods of the maestro's childhood, youth and blossoming of creative work. The exposition is divided into two parts, in one of which the atmosphere and furniture of the Rostropovichs' house have been reconstructed. The second part of the exposition covers the most essential pages of life and creative work of M. L. Rostropovich as well as his creative and friendly relations with Baku. Among the exhibits there is a manuscript of L. V. Rostropovich's letter to his son, which is considered to be his last will. The museum houses a large collection of photographs, programmes, bills, autographs of all his concerts, personal belongings and awards. There are audio and videocassettes with films about the maestro and his concerts as well.

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