Sviatoslav Richter Confronts Chopin Etudes: Mastery, Passion, and Poetry

– Sergei Stasov

Sviatoslav Richter’s (1915-1997) thundering ascension of Chopin’s Etudes.  One of the indisputable geniuses  of the piano, Richter was not allowed outside the Soviet Union until the age of 45.   Watch his focus and preparation before he attacks the piano with volcanic fury.  As thrilling to watch as to hear, instead of another cup of coffee, have a dose of Richter’s Chopin:



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