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Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter (Святослав Рихтер; March 20, 1915 - August 1, 1997) was a Soviet pianist. Sviatoslav Richter was widely recognized as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. He was well known for his vast repertoire, effortless technique and poetic phrasing.

Richter was born in Zhitomir, Ukraine but grew up in Odessa. Unusually, he was largely self-taught although his organist father provided him…

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  • Pianist of the century
  • It's kind of a dilemma. Once you hear this guy, you won't like anything else. We've reached the edge of the universe.
  • The only pianist I care about.
  • stunning
  • True genius!
  • God should bless and protect his Soul.
  • His Well-Tempered Clavier is so great! Huge pianist
  • Genius.
  • The best.

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