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Sviatoslav Richter - In Memoriam


Release Date: 03/17/1998 
Label:  Dg Double Catalog #: 457667   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnFrédéric ChopinFranz SchubertRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This set is available at a special rate: two CDs for the price of one.
REVIEWS:
BBC Music (4/98, p.78) - "...this generously filled two-CD set is a wonderful conspectus of Richter's playing....It would be difficult to imagine a more emotionally penetrating rendition of Schubert's C minor Allegretto, or a more subtle control of nuance in Debussy's `Estampes'."
This set is available at a special rate: two CDs for the price of one.
REVIEWS:
BBC Music (4/98, p.78) - "...this generously filled two-CD set is a wonderful conspectus of Richter's playing....It would be difficult to imagine a more emotionally penetrating rendition of Schubert's C minor Allegretto, or a more subtle control of nuance in Debussy's `Estampes'." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard no 32 in G minor, H 16 no 44 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Written: 1778 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
2.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
3.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
4.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
5.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 1 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
6.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
7.
Allegretto for Piano in C minor, D 915 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
8.
Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
9.
Estampes (3) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
10.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 3, Allegretto by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
11.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 6, Con eleganza by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
12.
Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 9, Allegretto tranquillo by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1959-65 
13.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1962 
14.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 5 in D major, BWV 850 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1962 
15.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 6 in D minor, BWV 851 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1962 
16.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1962 
17.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 2 in B flat major, Maestoso by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1959 
18.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 4 in D major, Andante cantabile by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1959 
19.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1959 
20.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 7 in C minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1959 
21.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 1 in C major, Allegro vivace by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1959 
22.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 2 in B flat minor, Allegretto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1959 
23.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/1962 
24.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1962 
25.
Ländler (17) for Piano, D 366: no 1 in A major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1962 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the other selections from Schubert's Ländler. 
26.
Ländler (17) for Piano, D 366: no 3 in A minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1962 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the other selections from
Schubert's Ländler. 
27.
Ländler (17) for Piano, D 366: no 5 in A minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1962 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the other selections from
Schubert's Ländler. 
28.
Ländler (17) for Piano, D 366: no 4 in A minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1962 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the other selections from
Schubert's Ländler. 
29.
Préludes, Book 1: no 2, Voiles by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1961 
30.
Préludes, Book 1: no 3, Le vent dans la plaine by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1961 
31.
Préludes, Book 1: no 5, Les collines d'Anacapri by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1961 

Sound Samples

Prelude and Fugue in C (WTK, Book I, No.1), BWV 846
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.4), BWV 849
Prelude and Fugue in D (WTK, Book I, No.5), BWV 850
Prelude and Fugue in D minor (WTK, Book I, No.6), BWV 851
Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor / D sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No. 8), BWV 853
Piano Sonata in G minor, H.XVI No.44: 1. Moderato
Piano Sonata in G minor, H.XVI No.44: 2. Allegretto
Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47
Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Polonaise No.7 in A flat, Op.61 Polonaise-Fantaisie
12 Etudes, Op.10: No. 1 in C
12 Etudes, Op.10: No. 12 in C minor "Revolutionary"
Allegretto in C minor, D.915
17 Landler, D.366: Ländler in A major
Abegg Variations, Op.1
Estampes, L.100: 1. Pagodes
Estampes: 2. Soirée dans Grenade
Estampes: 3. Jardins sous la pluie
Préludes - Book 1: 2. Voiles
Préludes - Book 1: 3. Le vent dans la plaine
Préludes - Book 1: 5. Les collines d'Anacapri
Prélude in B flat, Op.23, No.2
Prelude in D, Op.23, No.4
Prelude in G minor, Op.23, No.5
Prelude in C minor, Op.23, No.7
Prelude in C, Op.32, No.1
Prelude in B flat minor, Op.32, No.2
Prélude in G sharp minor, Op.32, No.12
Visions fugitives, Op.22: 3. Allegretto
Visions fugitives, Op.22: 6. Con eleganza
Visions fugitives, Op.22: 9. Allegretto tranquillo

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