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Svyatoslav Richter (1915–1997)

Svyatoslav Richter, one of the greatest pianist of the 20th century who was largely self-taught, had survived traumatic events and restrictions on his concert tours during the Soviet era and was widely recognized as the leading pianist of his time. He was born Svyatoslav Teofilovich Richter on March 20, 1915, in Zhitomir, Russian Empire (now ... See full bio »

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(age 82) in Moscow, Russia

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Known For

Man of Music
Man of Music Franz Liszt
(1952)
Diana
Diana Soundtrack
(2013)
The Innocents
The Innocents Soundtrack
(2016)
Die Nacht
Die Nacht Soundtrack
(1985)

Filmography

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 2016 The Innocents (performer: "Suite No. 2 in F Major, HWV 427: I. Adagio" - as Sviatoslav Richter)
 2013 Diana (performer: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor" - as Sviatoslav Richter)
 1985 Die Nacht (performer: "Well-Tempered Clavier")
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 1970 Szerelmi álmok - Liszt
Pianist (uncredited)
 1952 Man of Music
Franz Liszt
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 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Cinderella & The House on Chicken Legs (1998) ... (musician: piano)
 1984 Kartinki s vystavki (TV Short) (pianist - as S. Rikhter)
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 1998 Richter: The Enigma (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Sviatoslav Richter)
 1979 Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was... (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1966-1967 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Pianist / Himself
- Benjamin Britten and His Aldeburgh Festival (1967) ... Himself - Pianist
- Festival of Two Worlds (1966) ... Himself
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Alternate Names:

Sviatoslav Richter | S. Rikhter
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Along with Vladimir Horowitz and Artur Rubinstein, Richter is considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. See more »

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