Mstislav Rostropovich has died at the age of 80

Ack.. It's a sad day, indeed. :(
A great musician, and an even greater humanitarian. A loss to all of us who love music and respect music makers.
I was so looking forward to hearing him at the Toronto Symphony this next season :(
A shining example of of music being not only a thing of beauty but also of truth
A truly sad loss for the music world. His versions of Dvorak concerto and Bach Cello Suites are some of my favorites.
We have lost a great man and a great artist. Mstislav Rostropovivich will live on forever in the memories of those who attended his performances and for those who will forever benefit from his recorded musical legacy.