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Just wondering about this. I know he was supposedly gay, but maybe he had a partner ? From watching his documentary he seemed to lead a quiet and lonely life.

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He was married.

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To soprano Nina Dorliak.


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was Nina gay too? smile

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From Wikipedia:" In 1943, Richter met Nina Dorliak (1908–1998), an operatic soprano. He noticed Dorliak during the memorial service for Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, caught up with her at the street and suggested to accompany her in recital. They were married in 1945 and remained companions until Richter's death; they had no children. Dorliak accompanied Richter both in his complex private life and career. She supported him in his final illness, and died herself less than a year later, on May 17, 1998.

It was rumored that Richter was homosexual and that having a female companion provided a social front for his true sexual orientation, because homosexuality was widely taboo at that time and could result in legal repercussions. Richter was an intensely private person and was usually quiet and withdrawn, and refused to give interviews. He never publicly discussed his personal life until the last year of his life when filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon convinced him to be interviewed for a documentary."


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Is it just me or is a thread like this kind of 'uncomfortable'....

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Originally Posted by Mark_C
Is it just me or is a thread like this kind of 'uncomfortable'....
Only if it continues.


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Is it just me or is a thread like this kind of 'uncomfortable'....
Only if it continues.

The OP could simply have looked up the bio on Wikipedia.


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Richter had the fastest Chopin Op 10 #4 I ever heard--until I heard Cziffra's.


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Originally Posted by currawong
To soprano Nina Dorliak.

It appears that he was not officially married during his lifetime. There has been some information that he married her in 1946, but this is actually not the case. He lived with Nina Dorliak until he died.


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There are several mentions in other people's memoirs that he was a gay but his partners were never named.

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Yes he was married. Google is our friend. Topic closed.


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