Sviatoslav Richter

1915 - 1997

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Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter (March 20 [O.S. March 7] 1915 – August 1, 1997) was a Soviet and Russian classical pianist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sviatoslav Richter has received more than 727,985 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Sviatoslav Richter is the 89th most popular musician (down from 82nd in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Musician.

Sviatoslav Richter is most famous for his interpretations of Beethoven's sonatas.

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  • 66.82

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Sviatoslav Richter ranks 89 out of 3,175Before him are Carlos Santana, Sia, Cosima Wagner, Till Lindemann, Richard Wright, and Ziryab. After him are Glenn Gould, Paul Simon, Charlie Parker, David Oistrakh, Alice Cooper, and Dschinghis Khan.

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Among people born in 1915, Sviatoslav Richter ranks 22Before him are Paul Tibbets, Stanley Matthews, Joachim Peiper, Hu Yaobang, Jerome Bruner, and Aung San. After him are Fred Hoyle, Saul Bellow, Curd Jürgens, Charles H. Townes, Les Paul, and Robert Hofstadter. Among people deceased in 1997, Sviatoslav Richter ranks 19Before him are Paulo Freire, Melvin Calvin, The Notorious B.I.G., Roy Lichtenstein, Bohumil Hrabal, and Chaim Herzog. After him are Hans Eysenck, William S. Burroughs, Fred Zinnemann, Isaiah Berlin, Allen Ginsberg, and Bảo Đại.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Sviatoslav Richter ranks 69 out of 1,365Before him are Lazar Kaganovich (1893), Nikolai Berdyaev (1874), Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Stanislaw Ulam (1909), and Daniel of Galicia (1201). After him are David Oistrakh (1908), Sergey Bubka (1963), Isaac Babel (1894), Georges Charpak (1924), Sonia Delaunay (1885), and Anatoliy Solovianenko (1932).

Among MUSICIANS In Ukraine

Among musicians born in Ukraine, Sviatoslav Richter ranks 2Before him are Vladimir Horowitz (1903). After him are David Oistrakh (1908), Emil Gilels (1916), Isaac Stern (1920), Heinrich Neuhaus (1888), Leonid Kogan (1924), Alexander Siloti (1863), Nikolai Kapustin (1937), Gregor Piatigorsky (1903), Igor Oistrakh (1931), and Felix Blumenfeld (1863).