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August 2, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sviatoslav Richter, who rose to fame in the Soviet Union in the 1940s to become one of the 20th century's leading pianists, died of a heart attack Friday in a Moscow hospital, the Russian Culture Ministry said. He was 82. Renowned for improvisatory genius, Richter could sell out any concert hall in the world, even at age 80. Although the music world had many pianists who were technically brilliant, Richter was one of the few who excelled both technically and artistically.
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August 19, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Alexander Slobodyanik, 65, a Ukrainian-born pianist who was a star in the former Soviet Union before moving to the United States in the late 1980s, died Aug. 10 of meningitis at a hospital in Morristown, N.J. Born in Kiev on Sept. 2, 1942, Slobodyanik studied music at the prestigious Moscow Central Special Music School before moving on to the Moscow Conservatory. According to a New York Times obituary, he was recommended to the impresario Sol Hurok by pianist Sviatoslav Richter.
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January 24, 1999 | JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Sviatoslav Richter--prodigious of technique and repertory, uncompromising in communicating a unique musical vision--is widely regarded as the most complete pianist of the century. Personally aloof and artistically idiosyncratic, however, he is in danger of becoming--two years after his death at age 82--one of those legends about whom the only thing truly known is that he is a legend. Now a moving new film biography, "Richter: The Enigma," can fill in the blanks.
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January 24, 1999 | JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Sviatoslav Richter--prodigious of technique and repertory, uncompromising in communicating a unique musical vision--is widely regarded as the most complete pianist of the century. Personally aloof and artistically idiosyncratic, however, he is in danger of becoming--two years after his death at age 82--one of those legends about whom the only thing truly known is that he is a legend. Now a moving new film biography, "Richter: The Enigma," can fill in the blanks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Alexander Slobodyanik, 65, a Ukrainian-born pianist who was a star in the former Soviet Union before moving to the United States in the late 1980s, died Aug. 10 of meningitis at a hospital in Morristown, N.J. Born in Kiev on Sept. 2, 1942, Slobodyanik studied music at the prestigious Moscow Central Special Music School before moving on to the Moscow Conservatory. According to a New York Times obituary, he was recommended to the impresario Sol Hurok by pianist Sviatoslav Richter.
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August 22, 1993 | HERBERT GLASS, Herbert Glass is a regular contributor to Calendar.
The recent appearance of two additional recorded editions of Grieg's Piano Concerto--bringing the number currently available on CD to at least 40, perhaps 30 more than the world needs--nonetheless demands attention, if for no other reason than that the performers are certified living legends infrequently heard from: Ukrainian-born (in 1915) Sviatoslav Richter and Italian-born (in 1920) Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.
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July 26, 1992 | HERBERT GLASS, Herbert Glass is a regular contributor to Calendar.
The world is overpopulated with pianists possessing superior technical skills. Separating the complete artists from the mere mechanics becomes an increasingly vexing problem, exacerbated by the hype-laden packaging of pianists by recording companies and PR schlocksters. The young pianist making a first recording will most likely be modishly good-looking and have a story (not necessarily musical) to tell.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1987 | HERBERT GLASS
Five years ago, when they first appeared, compact discs were the most exotic of goods--and priced accordingly. Few music lovers (as opposed to sound buffs) were then aware of the importance of the new technology as a musical medium. CD players were in short supply and costly. And, anyway, could recorded sound get any better than it had become by the early '80s with the perfection, through digital techniques, of LP recording?
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August 6, 1997 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Absolutes in the critical profession are thought to be foolhardy. And yet who would have complained last week, before his death on Friday, if Sviatoslav Richter were called the greatest living pianist? Will anybody object now if we mourn him as the last great legend in music? Those of us who grew up in the postwar era heard many musicians we now considered that kind of legend. Of the older generation, there were Heifetz and Horowitz and Rubinstein.
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February 9, 2000
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive, will continue its film series from the works of French filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon with "David Oistrakh, Artist of the People" at 7 p.m. March 20. Monsaingeon's most recent musical film, about the late pianist Sviatoslav Richter, "Richter, the Enigma," will close the series at 7 p.m. April 10. The films will be introduced by Wesley O. Brustad, deputy director of the San Diego Museum of Art.
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August 6, 1997 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Absolutes in the critical profession are thought to be foolhardy. And yet who would have complained last week, before his death on Friday, if Sviatoslav Richter were called the greatest living pianist? Will anybody object now if we mourn him as the last great legend in music? Those of us who grew up in the postwar era heard many musicians we now considered that kind of legend. Of the older generation, there were Heifetz and Horowitz and Rubinstein.
NEWS
August 2, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sviatoslav Richter, who rose to fame in the Soviet Union in the 1940s to become one of the 20th century's leading pianists, died of a heart attack Friday in a Moscow hospital, the Russian Culture Ministry said. He was 82. Renowned for improvisatory genius, Richter could sell out any concert hall in the world, even at age 80. Although the music world had many pianists who were technically brilliant, Richter was one of the few who excelled both technically and artistically.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1993 | HERBERT GLASS, Herbert Glass is a regular contributor to Calendar.
The recent appearance of two additional recorded editions of Grieg's Piano Concerto--bringing the number currently available on CD to at least 40, perhaps 30 more than the world needs--nonetheless demands attention, if for no other reason than that the performers are certified living legends infrequently heard from: Ukrainian-born (in 1915) Sviatoslav Richter and Italian-born (in 1920) Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1992 | HERBERT GLASS, Herbert Glass is a regular contributor to Calendar.
The world is overpopulated with pianists possessing superior technical skills. Separating the complete artists from the mere mechanics becomes an increasingly vexing problem, exacerbated by the hype-laden packaging of pianists by recording companies and PR schlocksters. The young pianist making a first recording will most likely be modishly good-looking and have a story (not necessarily musical) to tell.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1987 | HERBERT GLASS
Five years ago, when they first appeared, compact discs were the most exotic of goods--and priced accordingly. Few music lovers (as opposed to sound buffs) were then aware of the importance of the new technology as a musical medium. CD players were in short supply and costly. And, anyway, could recorded sound get any better than it had become by the early '80s with the perfection, through digital techniques, of LP recording?
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