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Sviatoslav Richter

Author : Bruno Monsaingeon
ISBN : 9780691095493
Genre : Music
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Sviatoslav Richter was a dazzling performer but an intensely private man. Though world famous and revered by classical music lovers everywhere, he guarded himself and his thoughts as carefully as his talent. Fascinated, author and filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon tried vainly for years to interview the enigmatic pianist. Richter eventually yielded, granting Monsaingeon hours of taped conversation, unlimited access to his diaries and notebooks, and, ultimately, his friendship. This book is the product of that friendship. Richter reveals himself as a man and an artist. Unsentimentally and with his characteristic dry humor and intelligence, the musician describes his poignant childhood and spectacular career, including his tumultuous early days at the Moscow Conservatory and his triumphant 1960 tour of the United States. His laconic recounting of playing in the orchestra at Stalin's surreal, interminable state funeral is riveting. Most important for music lovers, Richter discusses his influences and views on musical interpretation. He describes his encounters with other great Russian performers and composers, including Prokoviev, Shostakovich, Oistrakh, and Gilels. Candid sections from his personal journals offer his sober and unguarded impressions of dozens of performances and recordings--both his own and those of other musicians. This volume offers readers the sizable pleasure of lingering in the thoughts and words of one of the most important pianists of the twentieth century. Unlike many other star performers, Richter was also an intellectual who had interesting things to say, particularly about the musician's proper role as interpreter of the composer's art. This alone makes the book worth reading. Sviatoslav Richter belongs on the shelves of everyone with a classical music collection and will also appeal to lovers of autobiography and admirers of Russian musical culture.
Category: Music

Sviatoslav Richter Pianist Of The Century Discography 1999

Author : John Hunt
ISBN : 1901395995
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Hunt was born in Windsor and Graduated from University College London, in German language and literature. He has worked in personnel administration, record retailing and bibliographic research for a government agency and is on the lecture panel of the National Federation of Music Societies. In his capacity as Chairman of the Furtwangler Society UK, John Hunt has attended conventions in Rome, Paris and Zurich and has contributed to important reference works about Furtwangler by John Ardoin and Joachim Matzner. He has also translated from the German Jurgen Kesting's important monograph on Maria Callas. John Hunt has published discographies of over 80 performing artists, several of which have run into two or more editions
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sviatoslav Richter

Author : Karl Aage Rasmussen
ISBN : 1555537103
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first biography of the noted Soviet pianist Sviatoslav Richter
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Sviatoslav Richter

Author : Falk Schwarz
ISBN : OCLC:220863712
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Author : Walter Moskalew
ISBN : 0907689930
Genre : Pianists
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A profusely-illustrated examination of the childhood and formative years of Sviatoslav Richter, whose name has been synonymous with the pinnacle of pianistic art.
Category: Pianists

Ukrainian Classical Pianists

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1155406532
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Shura Cherkassky, Benno Moiseiwitsch, Mykola Lysenko, Alexander Siloti, Valentina Lisitsa, Mark Taimanov, Maria Grinberg, Lubka Kolessa, Vronsky

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Author : Robert Cunningham
ISBN : 0313309078
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides a comprehensive view of the work of Sergei Rachmaninoff including a bibliography, discography, and a brief biography.
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