Thursday, March 08, 2012

Odd Bedfellows

Sviatoslav Richter and Aaron Copland in Moscow in 1960.

The woman in the photograph is Nina Dorliak, for many decades Richter’s companion. Insofar as is known, Richter and Dorliak never married—and, it is believed, the relationship, undoubtedly deep, was purely platonic.

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