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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7, Piano Concerto in D-Flat Major album art

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Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54: I. Allegro affetuoso
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Fantasie in C Major, D. 760, "Wanderer-Fantasie": I. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
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Waldszenen, Op. 82: No. 6, Herberge
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Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: Aufschwung
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Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: Des Abends

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Sviatoslav 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 of... Read more

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