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WANTED: S. Richter lookalike to work as an extra
Reply to: gigs-278167412@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-02-13, 1:56PM EST

Seeking someone who resembles late, world renowned pianist Sviatolsav [sic] Richter in ‘late’ phase of his life to work for two hours as an extra in a visual art project. There is no special talent needed, just the looks.

IN ORDER TO SEE PHOTOS PLEASE GOOGLE: Sviatoslav Richter using Google/Images option.

Also, please note that Sviatoslav Richter was very tall – which may not be so obvious from the available photos. Job description: this person will just sit in a pleasant, not at all boring environment for about two hours, wearing tuxedo or other formal, elegant outfit, playing a passive yet very important role. It should be a lot of fun. More details later. Compensation+ credit.

(Courtesy Gabriel Kahane)

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  1. Anonymous
    Posted February 13, 2007 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Let’s see your female fans/groupies try to infiltrate this one!

    Eew, let’s not see that.

  2. American in Berlin
    Posted February 13, 2007 at 3:04 pm | Permalink


  3. L. Eve
    Posted February 14, 2007 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    “No special talent needed, just the looks,” haha. I was in several relationship like that.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted February 14, 2007 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Hey, Jeremy Denk. Happy Valentine’s Day, good lookin’.

  5. hari
    Posted February 14, 2007 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    wow!! that description fits me to a t…..just kidding. happy valentine’s day; do something fun.

  6. Anna
    Posted February 14, 2007 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Whilst I don’t think that Robin will fit the description of Richter, he was once mistaken for Pascal Roge at The Barbican.
    Will that do…

  7. Anonymous
    Posted February 14, 2007 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    For our favorite pianist on Valentine’s Day, a little bit of Proust on love and music:

    The year before, at an evening party, he had heard a piece of music played on the piano and violin. At first he had appreciated only the material quality of the sounds which those instruments secreted. And it had been a source of keen pleasure when, below the delicate line of the violin-part, slender but robust, compact and commanding, he had suddenly become aware of the mass of the piano-part beginning to emerge in a sort of liquid rippling of sound, multiform but indivisible, smooth yet restless, like the deep blue tumult of the sea, silvered and charmed into a minor key by the moonlight. But then at a certain moment, without being able to distinguish any clear outline, or to give a name to what was pleasing him, suddenly enraptured, he had tried to grasp the phrase or harmony-he did not know which-that had just been played and that had opened and expanded his soul, as the fragrance of certain roses, wafted upon the moist air of evening, has the power of dilating one’s nostrils.’ …


  8. Nathan Reed
    Posted February 14, 2007 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    i would consider getting someone hepped on spanish fly and then audition. Thanks for the great stories on the hot sauce.

  9. Anonymous
    Posted February 15, 2007 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jeremy,

    My husband and I went to hear your Bach recital last night in Philadelphia. It was fabulous – technically amazing, and really moving. Thanks for making the trek through the snow and ice to get there, and come back to Philly again soon!

  10. Anonymous
    Posted February 16, 2007 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Jeremy, you are an amazing performer. I totally enjoyed your concert.

    When are you going to record your performed programs?

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