Richter, the Enigma

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Prokofiev's 9th Sonata was dedicated to him, he played at Stalin's funeral with Oistrakh and Rostropovitch and accompanied Schwarzkopf and Fischer-Dieskau: Sviatoslav Richter was THE Soviet pianist par excellence. This portrait, illustrated with rare and unpublished archival documents from the 1950s to the artist's death, gives a view of life in Soviet Russia from the perspective of one of the greatest and yet most enigmatic world pianists.

Recording: January 1 1997
Director: Bruno Monsaingeon
Duration: 02:34

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