Sviatoslav Richter

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    Rachmaninoff: Cocerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra + Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra (Bonus Track Version)

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    Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17: II. Mässig, durchaus energisch - Etwas bewegter - Viel bewegterSviatoslav Richter
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    Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderatoSviatoslav Richter
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    Symphonic Etudes, Op.13 And Posthumous Etudes (Part 1)Sviatoslav Richter
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    Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 1: I. VivaceSviatoslav Richter
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    Piano Concerto No. 2, Sz.95 (1995 Remastered Version): AllegroSviatoslav Richter
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        Having learned the fundamentals of music from his father, Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter taught himself the piano and had already given public concerts before entering the Moscow Conservatory in 1937. While still a student, Richter won first prize at the All-Union Contest of Performers of 1945. His playing earned him considerable renown, and by the time of his graduation in 1947 he had devoted fans. In 1949 he garnered the coveted Stalin Prize. Richter gave the 1942 premiere o... Read more

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