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Sviatoslav Richter

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Sviatoslav Richter's Biography

Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter (Russian: Святослав Теофилович Рихтер Sviatosláv Teofílovich Ríkhter, Russian pronunciation: [svʲjətəsˈlaf tʲɪəˈfʲiləvʲɪtɕ ˈrʲixtər], Ukrainian: Святослав Теофілович Ріхтер; March 20 [O.S. March 7] 1915 – August 1, 1997) was a Soviet pianist well known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso technique, and vast repertoire. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.

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Beethoven - Tripelkonzert op.56 - Sviatoslav Richter Piano, David Oistrakh Violin, Mstislaw Rostropovich Violoncello, Berliner Phil. Karajan, EMI Electrola C 065-02 042
Beethoven - Tripelkonzert op.56 - Sviatoslav Richter Piano, David Oistrakh Violin, Mstislaw Rostropovich Violoncello, Berliner Phil. Karajan, EMI Electrola C 065-02 042
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Sviatoslav Richter News Stories

  • Richter Plays Schubert Live review genius on small and grand scale

      News Source: The Guardian | 12 hours ago
    Rex Features The centenary of the birth of Sviatoslav Richter , the supreme pianist of the second half of the 20th century, falls next March. His legacy on disc is already prodigious though Richter became increasingly reluctant to perform in a studio,
  • Fill-ins Behzod Abduraimov and James Gaffigan shine at Bowl

      News Source: LA Times | 14 days ago
    There has been buzz about Behzod Abduraimov, who was born in 1990 and is already getting A-list gigs. He made his solo recording debut on Decca two years ago with an eloquently potent account of Prokofiev's Sixth Piano Sonata that brings to mind
  • Making sound decisions in digital music world

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 8 months ago
    From the start, I opposed digital downloads and everything about them. The early MP3s a decade ago were so sonically constricted they seemed like the worst so-called advance in the history of recorded sound. The tyrannical iTunes infrastructure

Sviatoslav Richter Blogs

  • Sic Vos Non Vobis: Sviatoslav Richter in Prague (Weber & ...

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    In February 1812 Weber went to Dresden to give several concerts as a pianist. The reception was, to say the least, cool, the critics of the period deeming that "his style of playig is essentially an imitation of Spohr, and his music reveals an
  • Yamaha Piano - the Beast from the East - Piano Lessons ...

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    Sviatoslav Richter turns the music world upside down by playing a CF grand piano at the Menton Music Festival in 1968. 1987 ushered in special-edition pianos to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Yamaha corporation. Yamaha piano ...
  • Sviatoslav Richter Plays the Diabelli Variations (Praga PR ...

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    One could imagine that Beethoven had put a full stop to his production of keyboard music with his Sonata n° 32, Op. 111. But two years later he was to write his definitive testament for the piano (although the 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126 were still to 

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