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Re: You won't believe who's the PIANIST in this video..... [Re: Andromaque] #1901233
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Originally Posted by Andromaque
It is not exactly terrific piano playing. Now Rostropovitch graduated from the Moscow Conservatory with Rach 2!!!!


And Richter could play the cello! I've read that he and Rostropovitch swapped instruments in some recitals.


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Re: You won't believe who's the PIANIST in this video..... [Re: Verbum mirabilis] #1901448
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Originally Posted by Verbum mirabilis
Originally Posted by Andromaque
It is not exactly terrific piano playing. Now Rostropovitch graduated from the Moscow Conservatory with Rach 2!!!!


And Richter could play the cello! I've read that he and Rostropovitch swapped instruments in some recitals.


I did not know that about Richter. Is it true? ( I don't remember reading it in the Rasmussen biography).

At any rate, speaking of musicians of the century, those two would certainly be in contention.
For violin, David Oistrakh was a true giant and would get my vote ahead of Heifetz.

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