Sviatoslav Richter’s role as a film star

Sviatoslav Richter’s role as a film star


norman lebrecht

February 12, 2021

This is Richter playing Liszt – not just as pianist but as actor.

Very rare Soviet film.

Be amazed.



  • John Borstlap says:

    A Russian sentimental fantasy….. unwatchable… it comes acorss as satire.

  • Alexander T says:

    Included in Bruno Monsaingeon’s remarkable documentary Richter the Enigma.
    Great clip, incredible playing, huge fun.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    The pianism is superb. No surprise there!
    The wig makes Richter look like George Washington on the US dollar bill.

  • Michael Kaykov says:

    really fun! Astonishing energy.