Monday, December 24, 2012

Richter, Sviatoslav

Sviatoslav Richter(1915-1997), Soviet pianist, well known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso techniques, and vast repertoire. He was an organist and at 15 he became accompanist to the Odessa Opera and at 18 chief assistant conductor, later studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Newhaus. He was awarded the Stalin Prize, he performed extensively in the Soviet Union, eastern Europe, and US(1960).

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