Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter (Sviatosláv Teofílovich Ríkhter; – August 1, 1997) was a Soviet pianist well known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso technique, and vast repertoire. Great Pianists of the 20th Century He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.
[The Guardian (blog)] - If you insist on being called a pianist then people think that you're comparing yourself to Sviatoslav Richter. That's not what it's about: you're just asking to be taken seriously in your own right." It's not just in the fees that Burnside sees