Mstislav Rostropovich, renowned Russian cellist
Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), renowned Russian cellist and conductor. Seen here (centre) with the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (left) and the English composer Benjamin Britten (right). The woman in the background is probably Rostropovich's wife, the soprano Galina Vishnevskaya.
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The Voice that filled the Albert Hall by H. M. Bateman
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a buxom, matronly singer hitting a high note in the Albert Hall. Her voice is so loud (or bad?!) that chairs have fallen over and the audience can be seen disappearing through the exit doors. Bateman (1887-1970) was a popular artist and regularly contributed to the Sketch, the Tatler and the Bystander. His efficient, bold style depicting social faux-pas was ground breaking for its time and his work is a brilliant reflection of the period.
© Estate of H M Bateman/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
'Somewhere in France' A concert behind the lines
'Somewhere in France.' A concert behind the lines. 'With the British Army on the Western Front' - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere. . Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time, his wartime work was immensely popular and appeared in nearly every major news magazine, Allied, Neutral and Central Powers alike. Literally tens of millions of readers saw wartime events through the medium of Matania's weekly illustrations and, as such, he played an important role in defining people's mental image of what Great War battlefield scenes and soldiers looked like. Date: 1916
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library