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A FEW MEMORIES OF RICHTER
by one of the several surviving relatives of Richter's on his mother's side, Mr. Walter Moskalew.

RICHTER IN BERKELEY by Bill Cunllife

There are many pitfalls to recalling an event that occurred nearly 38 years ago. As I have no desire to add to the anecdotal lore that surrounds so many descriptions of Sviatoslav Richter as a performing artist, this little historical footnote is drafted with considerable misgivings. I offer up Amea culpa@ for whatever factual errors that occur in this narrative. Nonetheless, I find it useful to recall the days that Richter undertook his daunting three month tour of the United States.

From the Electronic Telegraph (UK), 4 July 1998.
HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVELATION


Brian Hunt hears how Sviatoslav Richter, the most stubbornly
elusive of pianists, was finally persuaded to discuss his life and
art on camera

"SVIATOSLAV RICHTER AT THE PIANO`"
described by Zsolt Bognar

Here is a rather detailed document highlighting the events of the video "Sviatoslav Richter at the Piano." It includes the events of the video in addition to the narrative, for those who do not own a copy of the video. The timings indicate when the events happen in terms of the rolling time, not the duration of each event.