Words to Live By

Bruno Monsaingeon on Sviatoslav Richter

The performing musicians with whom I have a real affinity, those who seem to me the truly important ones, are those who reach beyond the instrument they happen to play, who travel within themselves and do not just rely on the parameters of the instrument in order to express music. […] Richter is a world unto himself, impenetrable yet radiant; a deep water fish, blind but luminous.

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  1. Megan Hughes says


    I’m working on a translation project of Claude Pélieu’s Studio Réalité into English, and I’m trying to get a feel for his attitudes towards his work to best perform this task. If I am not mistaken, you were in correspondence with Pélieu? If that is the case, would you mind helping me out? I’ve given you my email address in the comment form, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.