Sviatoslav Richter

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Sviatoslav Richter

Catalogue No:

ICAC5004

Series:

Legacy

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th Aug 2011

Barcode:

5060244550049

Length:

77 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)

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Sviatoslav Richter

Royal Festival Hall, 11 June 1967


Chopin:

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 2: No. 4, Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses

Préludes - Book 2: No. 10, Canope

Préludes - Book 2: No. 11, Tièrces alternées

Préludes - Book 2: No. 12, Feux d’artifice

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 62 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:52

Schumann:

Novelette, Op. 21 No. 4 in D major

Novelette, Op. 21 No. 8 in F sharp minor

Weber:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op.49


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Sviatoslav Richter (1915–1997) is acknowledged today as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century along with his great Russian contemporaries, David Oistrakh, Emil Gilels and Mstislav Rostropovich.

This rare broadcast recording makes its first appearance on CD.

The June 1967 recital at the Royal Festival Hall very much reflects the pianist’s personal taste, containing the rarely played Haydn and Weber Sonatas together with the Schumann Novelettes with the more popular additions of Chopin and Debussy.

He declared, ‘my principle is to play only works that I really love and not just those that are currently accepted’.

Of all the Haydn Sonatas that Richter played, No.62 featured more frequently in his programmes as did the Weber Sonata No.3, which he regarded in a notebook entry in 1990 as a ‘highly original work and I like it a lot’.

The two Schumann Novelettes were often played in the 1960s though Richter did not perform No.8 for the following two decades. With the Chopin and Debussy, Richter is on familiar territory, which he invests with his characteristic imagination and spontaneity.

Superb Ambient Mastering recreates the atmosphere in the Royal Festival Hall perfectly.

Franz Joseph Haydn: Keyboard Sonata No. 62 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:52

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Finale: Presto

Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 49, J. 206

I. Allegro feroce

II. Andante con moto

III. Rondo: Presto con molta vivacita

Robert Schumann: 8 Novelletten, Op. 21

No. 4. Ballmassig, sehr munter

No. 8. Sehr lebhaft

Fryderyk Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Claude Debussy: Preludes, Book 2

No. 4. Les fees sont d'exquises danseuses

No. 10. Canope

No. 11. Les tierces alternees

No. 12. Feux d'artifice

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