Sviatoslav Richter

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Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter (Russian: Святослав Теофилович Рихтер Sviatosláv Teofílovich Ríkhter, Ukrainian: Святослав Теофілович Ріхтер; March 20 [O.S. March 7] 1915 – August 1, 1997) was a Soviet pianist well known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso technique, and vast repertoire.[1] He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.[1]

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Biography

Childhood

Richter was born in Zhitomir, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). His father, Theophil Danilovich Richter (1872–1941), was a German expatriate pianist, organist, and composer who studied in Vienna. His mother Anna Pavlovna (née Moskaleva; 1892–1963) was from a landowning family, and at one point had been a pupil of Teofil's.[2] In 1918, when Richter's parents were in Odessa, the Civil War separated them from their son, and Richter moved in with his aunt Tamara. He lived with her from 1918 to 1921, and it was then that his interest in art first manifested itself, although he first became interested in painting, which his aunt taught him.

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