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Schumann: Piano Concerto, Toccata, Waldszenen, Etc / Sviatoslav Richter


Release Date: 04/09/1996 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 447440   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor:  Witold RowickiStanislaw Wislocki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Sviatoslav Richter captures the essential intimacy of Schumann's concerto without neglecting its grander gestures. His reading of the first movement is among the most volatile on disc, in fact, making the most of the music's sudden shifts."

- Matthew Rye, Steven Isserlis: 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die

"The finest, most rhythmically exciting and most delightfully detailed performance I've heard of the Schumann Toccata."

- Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic.com
"Sviatoslav Richter captures the essential intimacy of Schumann's concerto without neglecting its grander gestures. His reading of the first movement is among the most volatile on disc, in fact, making the most of the music's sudden shifts."

- Matthew Rye, Steven Isserlis: 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die

"The finest, most rhythmically exciting and most delightfully detailed performance I've heard of the Schumann Toccata."

- Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Witold Rowicki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1958 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 30 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2.
Introduction and Allegro appassionato for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 92 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Stanislaw Wislocki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1959 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 15 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 1 in F major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1959 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4.
Toccata for Piano in C major, Op. 7 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Germany 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw, Poland (04/1959 - 05/1959) 
5.
Waldszenen, Op. 82 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1956 
Venue:  Hauptsaal, Rudolfinum, Prague 
Length: 20 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording, and was formerly available on CD on DG Dokumente 435-751. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: 1. Allegro affettuoso
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: 2. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: 3. Allegro vivace
Introduction & Allegro Appassionato for piano & orchestra, Op.92
Noveletten, Op.21: No.1 in F (Markiert und kräftig)
Toccata in C, Op.7: Allegro
Waldszenen, Op.82: 1. Eintritt
Waldszenen, Op.82: 2. Jäger auf der Lauer
Waldszenen, Op.82: 3. Einsame Blumen
Waldszenen, Op.82: 4. Verrufene Stelle
Waldszenen, Op.82: 5. Freundliche Landschaft
Waldszenen, Op.82: 6. Herberge
Waldszenen, Op.82: 7. Vogel als Prophet
Waldszenen, Op.82: 8. Jagdlied
Waldszenen, Op.82: 9. Abschied

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