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MISCHA MAISKY & PRAGUE SYMPHONY Orch. L.PESEK dir. DVORÁK CONCERTO Op.104 I / III LIVE (1993)
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Mischa Maisky (Latvian: Miša Maiskis; born January 10, 1948 in Riga) is a Soviet and an Israeli cellist. Maisky was born as the younger brother of organist and harpsichordist Valery Maisky (1942-1981). He began studies at the Leningrad Conservatory and later with Mstislav Rostropovich at the Moscow Conservatory whilst pursuing a concert career throughout the Soviet Union. In 1966 he won 6th Prize at the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition. In 1970, he was imprisoned in a labor camp near Gorky for 18 months. After his release, he emigrated to Israel, where he holds citizenship. He also studied for a time with Gregor Piatigorsky in Los Angeles. He currently lives in Belgium. In his performing and recording career, Maisky has worked in long-standing partnerships with artists such as the pianists Martha Argerich, Radu Lupu, and Sergio Tiempo, the violinists Gidon Kremer and Janine Jansen, and the conductors Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, a