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Richter in Spoleto, 1967


Release Date: 10/05/2010 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 108   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Recorded SoundFranz Joseph HaydnRobert SchumannClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the first release on CD of a legendary live performance previously only available on 2 Turnabout LPs. As always with Richter, his performances inhabit a granite-like lock on the composer’s intentions.
• This particular occasion shows the master covering a wide range of repertoire unified by his trademark breathtaking technique and searingly concentrated spirit.
• Each time he performs a recognized masterpiece, it sounds as if it is a newly minted but totally valid interpretation:
• Haydn's Sonata No. 37 in E Major - a beautiful line carved from perfect crystal.
• Schumann's Noveletten 1 & 2 - unbridled romantic passion in a curiously metric march and a toccata.
• Chopin's Ballade in G Minor -
Read more surely the most memorable performance ever of this work encompassing a bewildering contrast between somber dignity and soaring emotions.
• Debussy's Preludes Book 2 & La serenade interrompue - A masterful evocation of each of these works' unique impressions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Applause by Recorded Sound
Date of Recording: 06/14/1967 
Venue:  Spoleto 
Length: 0 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard no 37 in E major, H 16 no 22 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 06/14/1967 
Venue:  Spoleto 
Length: 14 Minutes 53 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: 06/14/1967 
Venue:  Spoleto 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 2 in D major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/14/1967 
Venue:  Spoleto 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5.
Préludes, Book 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 06/14/1967 
Venue:  Spoleto 
Length: 35 Minutes 8 Secs. 
6.
Préludes, Book 1: no 9, La sérénade interrompue by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Date of Recording: 06/14/1967 
Venue:  Spoleto 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Date of Recording: 06/14/1967 
Venue:  Spoleto 
Length: 9 Minutes 3 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 A Wonderful Memento of the Fabled Pianist March 29, 2016 By JOHN D T. (Boston, MA) See All My Reviews "The sound quality of this CD is a tribute to the brilliance of the recital--and that includes the surprise contribution of the church bells. If you are a fan of Richter's, then I think you'll find that this memento is a mandatory part of your collection. -jdt" Report Abuse
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