Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Album Collection

"One morning I saw a piece in the New York Times that indicated that Richter was actually coming to perform in America," recalled the late Schuyler Chapin, then director of artists and repertoire for Columbia Masterworks, in a 1996 interview with this writer. "The tour was to be presented by Sol Hurok, who had a special 'in' with Gosconcert, the Russian musical agency, as well as RCA Red Seal. Russian recordings were now to be handled through Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga (herien MK), a firm that also represented Rissian writers, and dealt with copyrights in terms of Russian performers." This implied that Richter was free to record for firms other than RCA Victor. "I put a call into my boss, Columbia president Goddard Lieberson. He hadn't seen the Times article. I told Goddard that I wanted to go after Richter, but I would have to give him something. Lieberson was against the idea of large advances and royalties. His crack back to me was 'Why don't you give him Cuba ?'"
A meeting was set. Chapin remembered that MK's representative was an odd character in his early twenties, accompanied by a lady wearing a revealing outfit. "There was an instant sleaziness about the whole thing, but Richter was Richter and if these people were the ones who allegedly had control over where and for whom he was going to record, then I wanted to deal with them." Columbia agreed to give MK the rights to record Richter's five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals, but Chapin felt uncomfortable with the deal. "The first indication that something wasn't kosher was when I suggested that Columbia tape the concerts with our equipment and engineers, but MK said no." In fact, the recordings stemmed from Carnegie Hall's in-house recording facility, in contrast to RCA Victor professionally recording Richter's December 1960 recitals.
Chapin had mixed feelings about the results, and asked the MK representative for Richter's approval. "I then received a telegram signed by Richter, which gave his permission to release the tapes. However, I was sensible enough to notice that the telegram was addressed from Washington D.C., and Richter was here in New York ! So I turned to Isaac Stern, who was a great pal of all the Russian performers. I asked him to contact Richter in person. And Richter wrote a letter to Isaac in Russian, begging us not to release these records — that he was nervous, that he was not happy with his performances, that it was an embarrasment, and that he would be deeply grateful if these tapes could be forgotten." Chapin cancelled further releases beyond the first two volumes, yet all of the recordings eventually saw the light of day. They did not last long in the catalog, and became rare collector's items.
Time alters perspective, and what emerges from the six complete Carnegie Hall recitals and December 28 Mosque Theatre concert in Newark, New Jersey, is the 45-year-old Richter at the height of his technical and communicative powers...
Jed Distler, from the booklet

Sviatoslav Richter
The Complete Album Collection
Live and Studio Recordings for
RCA and Columbia
(1960-1988)

Tracks

Cd. 1

Johannes Brahms
(1822-1897)

Piano Concerto n° 2 in B-Flat, Op. 83
1 I. Allegro non troppo  16:45
2 II. Allegro appassionato  8:37
3 III. Andante — Più adagio  12:41
4 IV. Allegretto grazioso — Un poco più presto  8:46

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Sviatoslav Richter - p
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Robert LaMarchina - cel
Eric Leinsdorf - dir

Recorded at Orchestra Hall, Chicago ; October 17, 1960

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Cd. 2


Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)


Piano Sonata n° 3 in C major, Op. 2 n° 3
1 I. Allegro con brio  9:49
2 II. Adagio  7:27
3 III. Scherzo. Allegro — Trio  3:14
4 IV. Allegro assai  4:38


Piano Sonata n° 9 in E major, Op. 14 n° 1
5 I. Allegro  6:21
6 II. Allegretto  6:16
7 III. Rondo. Allegro comodo  3:06


Piano Sonata n° 12 in A-Flat major, Op. 26
"Funeral March"
8 I. Andante con Variazioni  6:36
9 II. Scherzo. Allegro molto — Trio  2:45
10 III. Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un Eroe. Maestoso andante  5:42
11 IV. Allegro  2:48


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Cd. 3

Piano Sonata n° 22 in F major, Op. 54
1 I. In tempo d'un Menuetto  5:47
2 II. Allegretto  — Più allegro  5:14


Piano Sonata n° 23 in F minor, Op. 57
"Appassionata"
3 I. Allegro assai — Più allegro  9:52
4 II. Andante con moto  — attaca  5:54
5 III. Allegro, ma non troppo presto  7:34


Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)


6 Impromptu in A-Flat major D 899  7:35
Allegretto


Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)


7 "Aufschwung", Op. 12 n° 2  3:03
(from Fantasiestücke)


Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)


8 Etude in C major, Op. 10 n° 1  2:16
Allegro


9 Etude in C minor, Op. 10 n° 12 "Revolutionary"  2:49
Allegro con fuoco


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Sviatoslav Richter - p

Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York ; October 19, 1960

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Cd. 4

Serguei Prokofiev
(1891-1953)

Three Pieces for Piano, Op. 59
1 N° 3 Sonatine Pastorale in C Major. Moderato  5:09
2 N° 2 Paysage, Op. 59. Allegretto — Moderato — Allegretto  3:11

3 Pensées, Op. 62 n° 3  6:33

Piano Sonata n° 6 in A major, Op. 82
4 I. Allegro moderato  8:31
5 II. Alegretto  3:56
6 III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo  6:50
7 IV. Vivace  6:40

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Cd. 5 

Piano Sonata n° 8 in B-Flat major, Op. 84
1 I. Andante dolce — Allegro moderato —  16:16
Andante — Andante dolce, come prima — Allegro
2 II. Andante sognando  3:50
3 III. Vivace — Allegro ben marcato — Andantino —  9:38
Vivace, come prima

Encore
4 III. Vivace — Allegro ben marcato — Andantino —  10:01
Vivace, come prima

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Sviatoslav Richter - p

Recorded same place as above ; October 23, 1960

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Cd. 6

Joseph Haydn

(1732-1809)


Piano Sonata in C major  Hob. XVI:50
1 I. Allegro  9:30
2 II. Adagio  6:20
3 III. Allegro molto  2:53


Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)


Noveletten Op. 21

4 N° 1 in F major. Markiert und kräftig  5:27
5 N° 2 in D major. Äusserst rasch und mit Bravour  5:40
6 N° 8 in F-Sharp minor. Sehr lebhaft  11:16


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Cd. 7


Claude Debussy

(1862-1918)


Suite bergamasque
1 I. Prélude. Moderato (tempo rubato)  5:07
2 II. Menuet. Andantino  3:40
3 III. Clair de lune. Andante très expressif  5:39
4 IV. Passepied. Allegretto ma non troppo  3:39


Images, Book I
5 I. Reflets dans l'eau. Andantino molto  5:06
6 II. Hommage à Rameau. Lent et grave  7:25
7 III. Mouvement. Animé  3:16


8 L'Isle joyeuse. Modéré et très souple  5:58


Encores
Images, Book II
9 I. Cloches à travers les feuilles. Lent  5:23


Préludes, Book I
10 III. Le Vent dans la plaine. Animé  2:12
11 V. Les Collines d'Anacapri. Très modéré  3:16


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Sviatoslav Richter - p

Recorded same place as above ; October 25, 1960

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Cd. 8

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Piano Sonata n° 7 in D major, Op. 10 n° 3
1 I. Presto  6:44
2 II. Largo e mesto  8:49
3 III. Menuetto. Allegro  2:54
4 IV. Rondo. Allegro  4:08

Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)

Novelletten Op. 21
4 N° 1 in F major. Markiert und kräftig  5:12
5 N° 2 in D major. Äusserst rasch unf mit Bravour  5:34
6 N° 8 in F-Sharp minor. Sehr lebhaft  10:48

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Cd. 9

Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873-1943)

1 Prélude in F-Sharp minor, Op. 23 n° 1. Largo  4:05
2 Prélude in A major, Op. 32 n° 9. Allegro moderato  2:23
3 Prélude in B minor, Op. 32 n° 10. Lento  5:19
4 Prélude in G-Sharp minor, Op. 32 n° 12. Allegro  2:12
5 Prélude in A-Flat major, Op. 23 n° 8. Allegro vivace  2:53
6 Prélude in C major, Op. 32 n° 1. Allegro vivace  1:06
7 Prélude in B-Flat minor, Op. 32 n° 2. Allegretto — Allegro — Allegretto moderato  2:50
Allegro Scherzando
8 Prélude in F minor, Op. 32 n° 6. Allegro appassionato  1:16
9 Prélude in F major, Op. 32 n° 7. Moderato  1:59
10 Prélude in B-Flat major, Op. 23 n° 2. Maestoso  3:27

Encores
11 Prélude in D major, Op. 23 n° 4. Andante cantabile  4:22
12 Prélude in G minor, Op. 23 n° 5. Alla marcia  4:02
13 Prélude in C minor, Op. 23 n° 7  2:39

Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)

14 Etude in E major, Op. 10 n° 3. Lento ma non troppo  4:28
15 Mazurka in C major, Op. 24 n° 2. Allegro non troppo  2:46

Claude Debussy
(1862-1918)

16 Cloches à travers les feuilles (from Images, Book II n° 1)  5:05

Sergei Prokofiev
(1891-1853)

17 Gavotte, Op. 95 n° 2. Allegretto  2:43
(Three Pieces from Cinderella)

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Sviatoslav Richter - p

Recorded same place as above ; October 28, 1960

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Cd. 10


Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)


Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
1 Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen  13:54
Im Legenden-Ton — Tempo primo
2 Mässig. Durchaus energisch — Etwas langsamer —  6:35
Viel bewegter
3 Langsam getragen  11:12
Durchweg leise zu halten — Etwas bewegter


Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)


4 Scherzo n° 4 in E major, Op. 54. Presto  11:41


Maurice Ravel
(1875-1937)


5 Pavane pour une infante défunte  7:38
Assez doux, mais d'une sonorité large
6 Jeux d'eau. Très doux  4:52
7 Oiseaux tristes (Miroirs n° 2). Très lent  3:54


Alexander Scriabin
(1872-1915)


8 Sonata n° 5 in F-Sharp major, Op. 53  10:20


Encore


Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873-1943)
9 Prélude in G-Sharp minor, Op. 32 n° 12. Allegro  2:53


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Sviatoslav Richter - p

Recorded same place as above ; October 30, 1960

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Cd. 11

Ludwig van Beethoven

(1770-1827)


Concerto for Piano and Orchestra n° 1 in C major, Op. 15
1 I. Allegro con brio  16:29
2 II. Largo  11:48
3 III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando  8:43


Piano Sonata n° 22 in F major, Op. 54
4 I. In tempo d'un Menuetto  5:56
5 II. Allegretto — Più allegretto  4:58


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Sviatoslav Richter - p
Boston Symphony Orchestra [# 1-3]
Charles Munch - dir [# 1-3]

Recorded at Symphony Hall, Boston ; November 2 & 3 [# 1-3] ; November 29 & 30 [# 4-5], 1960

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Cd. 12

Ludwig van Beethoven

(1770-1827)


Piano Sonata n° 23 in F minor, Op. 57
1 I. Allegro assai — Più allegro  10:42
2 II. Andante con motto — attacca  5:57
3 III. Allegro, ma non troppo — Presto  7:03


Piano Sonata n° 12 in A-Flat major, Op. 26
"Funeral March"
4 I Andante con Variazioni  1:24
5 Variation 1  1:04
6 Variation 2  0:48
7 Variation 3  1:11
8 Variation 4  0:52
9 Variation 5  1:47
10 II. Scherzo. Allegro molto — Trio  2:53
11 III. Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un Eroe. Maestoso Andante  6:11
12 IV. Allegro  2:15


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Sviatoslav Richter - p

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City ; November 29 & 30, 1960

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Richter was generally miserable on his American début tour between October 1960 and January 1961, frankly admitting that he played badly in his first Carnegie Hall recital and refusing to sanction the issue of recordings (some did nevertheless briefly appear on LP). But according to RCA's introductory note, he did approve the stereo recordings of two extra concerts scheduled to cope with the extraordinary demand for tickets. The first of these, again at Carnegie Hall, forms the basis of the present two CDs, most of its material being previously unreleased ; the second, at Newark's Mosque Theatre two days later, did come out on LP, minus the encores which are here included as a fill-up. The piano is extremely close-miked throughout, virtually eliminating ambience. We could almost be listening to a domestic recital on a baby grand in a carpeted living-room, and it is impossible to get a true impression of Richter's sound in the hall. Yet this does allow for every tiniest subtlety of attack and colour to register. Audience noise is minimal, and applause is included in truncated form. Richter's interpretations are for the most part familiar from his already compendious discography. His Haydn is satisfyingly or maddeningly severe according to taste, and there are passages where he seems to be falling back on tried-and-tested routines. But the slow movement has moments of pure genius, with a hypnotically sustained line in the lead-back to the opening theme; and behind the poker-faced exterior of the finale it is clear that he is not deaf to Haydn's humour but has merely chosen not to make the already obvious even more so. Chopin's Fourth Scherzo takes wing in flurries of quick-fire passagework, contrasted with aristocratic roundness of tone in the lyrical interludes — a performance strong on fantasy. In the Third Ballade I think Harris Goldsmith is right to hear Rachmaninov's famous interpretation behind Richter's sudden spurts ; yet what a fabulous sense of overall logic embraces these flights of fancy. His Rachmaninov Preludes again showcase his wonderful singing tone. The B minor is tonally seductive, yet fiercely determined in the central section, and the G-sharp minor is irresistibly evocative of water running down the window-panes of a secluded dacha. Richter's notoriously impatient dash through Jeux d'eau is the kind of thing that earned Harold Schonberg's strictures on what he and other Soviet musicians at the time had to learn from contact with the West. (Schonberg's essay, printed in the RCA booklet, is a more subtle piece of journalism than any short summary could suggest.) But La Vallée des cloches is wonderfully sultry and evocative, as well as pin-point precise.The second disc is simply riveting. A Prokofiev Sixth Sonata flung in the face of anyone who would accuse its composer of superficiality (and there were many such opinions flying round at the time) is followed by pairs of Visions fugitives, tossed as tantalizing morsels to an insatiable audience, as are the Newark encores from two days later. It would be astonishing if any of these performances were to surpass the many Richter alternatives currently available ; but they do represent him at close to his phenomenal best, and to be able to share in such historic occasions makes this new issue especially treasurable.
David Fanning

Source : http://www.amazon.com/Richter-Rediscovered-Carnegie-Hall-Recital/dp/B00005OLD9




Cd. 13

1 Applause  0:17


Joseph Haydn
(1732-1809)


Piano Sonata in C major  Hob. XVI:50
2 I. Allegro  9:04
3 II. Adagio  6:03
4 III. Allegro molto  2:29


Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)


5 Scherzo n° 4 in E major, Op. 54. Presto  10:56
6 Ballade n° 3 in A-Flat major, Op. 47. Allegretto  7:09


Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873-1943)


7 Prélude in F-Sharp minor, Op. 23 n° 1. Largo  3:53
8 Prélude in A major, Op. 32 n° 9. Allegro moderato  2:25
9 Prélude in B minor, Op. 32 n° 10. Lento  5:28
10 Prélude in G-Sharp minor, Op. 32 n° 12. Allegro  2:09


Maurice Ravel
(1875-1937)


11 Jeux d'eau. Très doux  4:11
12 La Vallée des cloches (Miroirs n° 5). Très lent  6:11


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Cd. 14

1 Applause  0:17

Sergei Prokofiev
(1891-1853)


Piano Sonata n° 6 in A major, Op. 82
2 I. Allegro moderato  8:34
3 II. Alegretto  3:47
4 III. Tempo di valer lentissimo  6:58
5 IV. Vivace  6:14


Visions fugitives, Op. 22
6 N° 3. Allegretto  1:15
7 N° 4. Animato  0:51
8 N° 5. Molto giocoso  0:17
9 N° 6. Con eleganza  0:23
10 N° 8. Comodo  1:31
11 N° 9. Allegretto tranquillo  0:52
12 N° 11. Con vivacità  0:54
13 N° 14. Feroce  0:53
14 N° 15. Inquieto  0:34
15 N° 18. Con una dolce lentezza  2:01


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Sviatoslav Richter - p

Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York ; December 26, 1960

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Cd. 15

1 Applause  0:21

Joseph Haydn
(1732-1809)


Piano Sonata in C major  Hob. XVI:50
2 I. Allegro  9:08
3 II. Adagio  6:08
4 III. Allegro molto  2:48


Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)
5 Scherzo n° 4 in E major, Op. 54. Presto  11:23
6 Ballade n° 3 in A-Flat major, Op. 47. Allegretto  7:39


Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873-1943)


7 1 Prélude in F-Sharp minor, Op. 23 n° 1. Largo  4:02
8 Prélude in A major, Op. 32 n° 9. Allegro moderato  2:23
9 Prélude in B minor, Op. 32 n° 10. Lento  5:22
10 Prélude in G-Sharp minor, Op. 32 n° 12. Allegro  2:38


Maurice Ravel
(1875-1937)


11 Jeux d'eau. Très doux  4:40
12 La Vallée des cloches (Miroirs n° 5). Très lent  7:11


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Cd. 16

1 Applause  0:13


Sergei Prokofiev

(1891-1853)


Piano Sonata n° 6 in A major, Op. 82
2 I. Allegro moderato  8:45
3 II. Allegretto  3:46
4 III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo  6:47
5 IV. Vivace  6:35


6 Applause  0:12


7 Gavotte, Op. 95 n° 2. Allegretto  2:37
(Three Pieces from Cinderella)
8 Vision fugitive Op. 22 n° 4. Animato  1:21


Claude Debussy
(1862-1918)


9 Les Collines d'Anacapri (Préludes I n° 5). Très modéré  3:06


Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)


10 Etude in A-Flat major, Op. 10 n° 10. Vivace assai  2:12
11 Etude in C minor, Op. 10 n° 12. Allegro con fuoco  2:53
'Revolutionary'
12 Mazurka in C major Op. 24 n° 2. Allegro non troppo  3:01


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Sviatoslav Richter - p

Recorded at Mosque Theatre, New York City ; December 26, 1960


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Cd. 17

Johannes Brahms

(1833-1897)


Piano Sonata n° 1 in C major, Op. 1
1 I. Allegro  8:03
2 II. 2. Andante  5:41
3 III. Scherzo (Allegro molto e con fuoco)  5:19
4 IV. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)  6:09


Franz Liszt
(1811-1886)


5 Consolation n° 6 in E major S 172 n° 6  2:47
Allegretto sempre cantabile
6 Hungarian Rhapsody n° 17 in D minor S 244 n° 17
Lento — Allegretto — Un poco più animato


Scherzo and March S 177
7 Scherzo  3:58
Allegro vivace, spiritoso — Più mosso — Presto
strepitoso — Prestissimo

8 March  7:05
Allegro moderato, marziale — Allegro vivace, spiritoso — Stretta
Molto più animato, quasi Presto

9 Harmonie du soir in D-Flat major S 139 n° 11  10:03
(Etudes d'exécution transcentante)
Andantino — Poco più mosso — Più lento con
intimo sentimento — Molto animato


Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)

10 Scherzo in D-Flat major D 539 n° 2. Allegro moderato  6:17
11 Piano Piece in A major D 604  5:24
12 Four Ländler D 366 n° 1, 3 4 & 5  5:56


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Sviatoslav Richter - p

Recorded at Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Lübeck, ; July 10, 1988 [# 1-4] ; Stadthalle
; July 4, 1988 [# 5-9] ; & Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh, September 27/October 2, 1977 [# 10-12]

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Cd. 18

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra n° 1 in C major, Op. 15
1 I. Allegro con brio  18:37
2 II. Largo  11:23
3 III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando  9:11

Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)

Etudes Op. 10
4 N° 1 in C major. Allegro  2:12
5 N° 2 in A minor. Allegro  1:29
6 N° 3 in E major "Tristesse". Lento ma non troppo. 4:03
7 N° 4 in C-Sharp minor. Presto  1:59
8 N° 6 in E-Flat minor. Andante  3:24
9 N° 11 in E-Flat major. Allegretto  1:49
10 N° 12 in C minor "Revolutionary". Allegro con fuoco  2:35

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Sviatoslav Richter - p
Orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival [# 1-3]
Christoph Eschenbach - dir. [# 1-3]

Recorded at Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Flensburg ; June 7, 1988 [# 1-3] ; Hasselburg ; June 10, 1988 [# 4-10]

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Sony Classcial celebrates the art of Sviatoslav Richter (1995-1997) – one of the 20th century’s greatest pianists – with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks and RCA Victor live and studio recordings in an 18 CD original jacket edition, underneath Richter’s legendary five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals.
Richter was already a legend in his native Soviet Union when he concertized in the West for the first time in 1960. Richter’s American tour that year not only consolidated the pianist’s international reputation, but also resulted the memorable recordings gathered together in this collection.
Richter’s five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals showcased the breadth of his repertoire from Haydn and Beethoven to Debussy and Rachmaninoff, with one program completely devoted to Prokofiev, a composer with whom Richter worked closely. Indeed, Richter’s success inspired Arthur Rubinstein’s ten-concert Carnegie Hall marathon the following season. The series yielded nine LPs, including two that only were released in Japan. Long treasured as rare collectors’ items, they appear here for the first time on CD mastered from the original analogue tapes.
Along with the December 26th Carnegie Hall recital brought out by RCA in 2001 as Richter reDiscovered, Richter’s December 28th Newark Mosque Theater recital receives its first integral release. The pianist’s 1960 RCA studio solo and concerto sessions, too, are justly acclaimed, and feature highly distinctive accounts of Brahms’s Second Concerto, Beethoven’s First Concerto, and three Beethoven sonatas.
Two RCA discs from 1988 concerts return to the catalog, revealing the veteran pianist’s undiminished power and concentration in Brahms’ early C major Piano Sonata, selections by Liszt, Etudes from Chopin’s Op. 10, plus a new recording of the Beethoven First Concerto. As a bonus, three Schubert works released in a 1977 Aldeburgh Festival anthology make their CD debut.


Source : http://www.mdt.co.uk/richter-sviatoslav-the-complete-album-collection-sony-18cds.html

11 comments:

Melanchthon said...

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glinka21 said...

Jesu Christus, Mel, that's quite the collection. I'd download it, if I don't already own most of it through purchases made years ago.

You ever check out some of the Russian pianists on APR discs? They've got some fabulous ones, including a ton of things by Moiseiwitsch.

Ананасий Непитин said...

thanks a lot, dear Mel!
incredible set! but what have they done to the incredible 1958 Richter's Sofia recital! how has it happened, that the most insightful rendition of Mussorgsky 'Pictures from the Exhibition' are now owned by PHILIPS and re-issued hundreds of times in a crazy dull sound being over-purged?
i own a so-called 6-eye Columbia vinyl LP of Mussorgsky (alas, hardly worn), but its sound is much better, than the PHILIPS sonic nightmare?
why do they neglect such masterpiece?

musician3 said...

MAGNIFICENT..............THANK YOU FOR ALL

Arewenotmen? said...

Merci infiniment ! Je suis passionné par Sviatoslav Richter.

kike said...

Thanks!

Unknown said...

Would you reupload the links again and Zippyshare? The links are dead. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Good evening, would you be able to reupload the links for this great collection? Thank you!
I would love to hear the

Complete Album Collection - Sviatoslav Richter!

Audentity said...

Thank you for CDs 1-9. Awesome post!
Could you reupload CDs 10-18? Thanks

Audentity said...

Cancel my request. Thanks

Unknown said...

Hi, would yo use able to reupload the links?
Thank you!