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Richter, the Enigma

Sviatoslav Richter piano

Sviatoslav Richter's talent was such that Prokofiev's 9th Sonata was dedicated to him, he performed at Stalin's funeral with Oistrakh and Rostropovich and accompanied Schwarzkopf and Fischer-Dieskau. This profile, illustrated by rare and previously unseen archive material spanning from the 1950's to the present day, will give audiences a view of life in Soviet Russia as seen from the standpoint of one of the world's greatest and yet most enigmatic pianists.

Awards
FIPA D'OR Grand Prize 1998, DIAPASON D'OR, April, 2013

Facts

Prog. No.
7351
Music genre
Documentary
Length
260 mins
Lenght short
154
Director
Bruno Monsaingeon
Producers
Idéale Audience & IMG Artists, in coproduction with La Sept ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Imalyre Groupe France Télécom
Production year
1997
Format
HD