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Sviatoslav Richter : notebooks and conversations

Author: Bruno Monsaingeon; Stewart Spencer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2002.
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Sviatoslav Richter was a dazzling performer. Author and filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon tried vainly for years to interview the enigmatic pianist. Richter eventually yielded, granting Monsaingeon hours  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Named Person: Sviatoslav Richter; Sviatoslav Richter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruno Monsaingeon; Stewart Spencer
ISBN: 0691095493 9780691095493 0691074380 9780691074382
OCLC Number: 58599259
Language Note: Translated into English.
Notes: Includes index.
This translation originally published: 2001.
Description: xxxii, 432 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ix Ritcher in his own words Prolegomenon 3 1. Childhood 7 2. Odessa in the Thirties 16 3. Heinrich Neuhaus 25 4. The War Years 41 5. On Prokofiev 67 6. A Dark Chapter 90 7. Foreign Tours 95 8. Silhouettes 115 9. The Mirror 138 Notebooks: On Music 167 Appendices A Don Juan of Music, or Richter in Figures 379 Highlights of Richter's Career 407 Index 414
Responsibility: Bruno Monsaingeon ; translated by Stewart Spencer.

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