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Richter, Sviatoslav (1915 - 1997), pianist

David Fanning

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Zhytomyr, Ukraine, 20 March 1915; d Moscow, 1 Aug 1997). Russian pianist. His father was a German pianist and composer who studied in Vienna and taught at the Odessa Conservatory. His mother, from a landowning family of mixed national background, had been a pupil of his father. Richter grew up speaking both Russian and German. His first love was painting, which he learnt from his aunt, with whom

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