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Diamanda Galás Discusses Her 13 Favourite Albums
The Quietus , August 1st, 2012 06:24

Diamanda Galás plays the one of the opening concerts of Antony Hegarty's Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank Centre tonight. In advance of the performance, she tells us about 13 albums that have been influential on her life and work


Sviatoslav Richter - Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Liszt

A powerful pianist whose temperament is fire. His technique and the attention to dynamics, his staccato is like gunfire, his absolute precision and power are frightening and sexy, to say the very least.