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Sviatoslav Richter
Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter (Russian: Святосла́в Теофи́лович Ри́хтер, tr. Sviatosláv Teofílovich Ríkhter, IPA: [svʲjətɐsˈlaf tʲɪɐˈfʲiləvʲɪtɕ ˈrʲixtər]; (March 20 [O.S. March 7] 1915 – August 1, 1997) was a Soviet
Soviet
pianist known for the "depth of his interpretations, his virtuoso technique, and his vast repertoire."[1] He is generally regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.[2][3]Contents1 Biography1.1 Childhood 1.2 Early career 1.3 Rise to fame 1.4 Touring and recording 1.5 Later years2 Career 3 Repertoire 4 Approach to performance 5 Recordings 6 Honours and awards 7 In film 8 Quotations8.1 Memorable statements about Richter 8.2 Memorable statements by Richter9 Media 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External linksBiography[edit] Childhood[edit] Richter was born in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire
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Russian Language
Russian (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language
East Slavic language
and an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularly in Eastern Europe, the Baltics, the Caucasus, and Central Asia). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states.[31][32] Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages
Indo-European languages
and is one of the four living members of the East Slavic languages
Slavic languages
(which in turn is part of the larger Balto-Slavic branch)
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Bratislava
Bratislava
Bratislava
(/ˌbrætɪˈslɑːvə, ˌbrɑː-/;[2][3] Slovak pronunciation: [ˈbracislaʋa] ( listen), German: Preßburg or Pressburg IPA: [ˈpʁɛsˌbʊɐ̯k], Hungarian: Pozsony) is the capital of Slovakia. With a population of about 450,000, it is one of the smaller capitals of Europe but still the country's largest city.[1] The greater metropolitan area is home to more than 650,000 people. Bratislava
Bratislava
is in southwestern Slovakia, occupying both banks of the River Danube
Danube
and the left bank of the River Morava
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Mikhail Glinka
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (Russian: Михаи́л Ива́нович Гли́нка; 1 June [O.S. 20 May] 1804 – 15 February  [O.S. 3 February] 1857) was the first Russian composer to gain wide recognition within his own country, and is often regarded as the fountainhead of Russian classical music.[1] Glinka's compositions were an important influence on future Russian composers, notably the members of The Five, who took Glinka's lead and produced a distinctive Russian style of music.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career2.1 Later years 2.2 The value of creativity3 Legacy 4 Works 5 Media 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and education[edit]This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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The Composer Glinka
Kompozitor Glinka (Russian: Композитор Глинка; English literal translation, Composer Glinka; American release title Man of Music) is a 1952 Soviet biographical film directed by Grigori Aleksandrov.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Awards 4 References 5 External linksPlot[edit] The young composer Mikhail Glinka
Mikhail Glinka
performs his new work at a soiree at earl Vielgorsky's house. However, the public is accustomed to Western music, and reacts coldly to the creation of the composer. This makes him very sad, but soon he decides to go learn the art of music in Italy. After returning from Italy, he is full of desire to write national Russian opera. Vasily Zhukovsky
Vasily Zhukovsky
proposes a subject: a feat of Ivan Susanin. Tsar Nicholas I change the name of the opera to A Life for the Tsar and assigns a librettist - Baron Rosen
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Remake
A remake is a film or television series that is based on an earlier work and tells the same, or a very similar, story.[1] A reimagining, however, is a remake that is not directly identical to the original.Contents1 Film 2 Television 3 Video games 4 Reimagine or renovate 5 Re-version 6 See also 7 ReferencesFilm[edit] The term "remake" is generally used in reference to a movie which uses an earlier movie as the main source material, rather than in reference to a second, later movie based on the same source. For example, 2001's Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Eleven
is a remake of Ocean's 11, while 1989's Batman is a re-interpretation of the comic book source material which also inspired 1966's Batman. In 1998, Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
produced an almost shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho. With the exception of shot-for-shot remakes, most remakes make significant character, plot, genre and theme changes
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Boris Pasternak
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (/ˈpæstərˌnæk/;[1] Russian: Бори́с Леони́дович Пастерна́к, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ pəstɛrˈnak][2]) (10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1890 – 30 May 1960) was a Soviet Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russian, Pasternak's first book of poems, My Sister, Life
My Sister, Life
(1917), is one of the most influential collections ever published in the Russian language. Pasternak's translations of stage plays by Goethe, Schiller, Calderón de la Barca and Shakespeare remain very popular with Russian audiences. Outside Russia, Pasternak is best known as the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Second World War. Doctor Zhivago was rejected for publication in the USSR
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
"The Internationale" (1918–1944)"National Anthem of the Soviet Union" (1944–1990)"The Patriotic Song" (1990–1991)Extent of the Russian SFSR
Russian SFSR
(red) within the Soviet Union (red and white) following World War II
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Bucharest
Bucharester (en) bucureștean, bucureșteancă (ro)Time zone EET (UTC+2) • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)Postal code 0xxxxxArea code(s) +40 x1Car plate prefix B - GDP(Nominal)2016 €47 billion[8] - Per capita €20,500Website pmb.roa Romanian law stipulates that Bucharest
Bucharest
has a special administrative status which is equal to that of a County; b
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Romania
Coordinates: 46°N 25°E / 46°N 25°E / 46; 25Romania România  (Romanian)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: Deșteaptă-te, române! '"Awaken thee, Romanian!"Location of  Romania  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Bucharest 44°25′N 26°06′E / 44.417°N 26.100°E / 44.417; 26.100Official languages Romanian[1]Recognised minority languages[2]Albanian Armenian Bulgarian Czech Croatian German Greek Italian Macedonian Hungarian Polish Romani Russian Rusyn Serbian Slovak Tatar Turkish Ukrainian YiddishEthnic groups (2011[3])88.9% Romanians 6.1% Hungarians 3.0% Roma 0.2% Ukrainians 0.2% GermansDemonym RomanianGovernment Unitary semi-presidential republic• PresidentKlaus Iohannis• Pr
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Prague
Motto(s): " Praga
Praga
Caput Rei publicae" (Latin)[1] "Prague, Head of the Republic"other historical mottos  " Praga
Praga
mater urbium" (Latin) "Praha matka měst" (Czech)[1] "Prague, Mother of Cities" "
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Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
(Hungarian: [ˈbudɒpɛʃt] ( listen))[11] is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.[12][13][14] With an estimated 2016 population of 1,759,407 distributed over a land area of about 525 square kilometres (203 square miles), Budapest
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USSR State Prize
The USSR State Prize
USSR State Prize
(Russian: Госуда́рственная пре́мия СССР, Gosudarstvennaya premiya SSSR) was the Soviet Union's state honor. It was established on September 9, 1966. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the prize was followed up by the State Prize of the Russian Federation. The State Stalin
Stalin
Prize (Государственная Сталинская премия, Gosudarstvennaya Stalinskaya premiya), usually called the Stalin
Stalin
Prize, existed from 1941 to 1954 – some sources give an incorrect termination date of 1952
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Hungary
Coordinates: 47°N 20°E / 47°N 20°E / 47; 20Hungary Magyarország  (Hungarian)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Himnusz" (Hungarian)[1] "Hymn"Location of  Hungary  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Budapest 47°26′N 19°15′E / 47.433°N 19.250°E / 47.433; 19.250Official language and national language Hungarian[2]Ethnic groups (2011)80.7% Hungarians 14.7% not declared 3.1% Roma 1.3% Germans[3]Religion52.9% Christianity –38.9% Catholicism –13.7% Protestantism –0.1% Orthodox Church 0.1% Judaism 1.7% other 18.2% not religious 27.2% unanswered[4]Demonym HungarianGovernment Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic• PresidentJános Áder• Prime MinisterViktor O
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China
China, officially the People's Republic
People's Republic
of China
China
(PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,[k][19] depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world
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Sofia
Sofia
Sofia
(/ˈsoʊfiə, ˈsɒf-, soʊˈfiːə/ SOH-fee-ə, SOF-, soh-FEE-ə;[13][14] Bulgarian: Со́фия, tr. Sofiya,[15][16] pronounced [ˈsɔfijə] ( listen)) is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. 1.3 million people live in the city and 1.7 million people live in its metropolitan area.[12] The city is at the foot of Vitosha
Vitosha
Mountain in the western part of the country
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