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Schubert: Piano Sonatas 9 & 11, 3 Moments Musicaux / Sviatoslav Richter

Schubert / Sviatoslav Richter
Release Date: 06/14/2011 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1115   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Virtuoso pianist Sviatoslav Richter delivers breathtaking performances of Schubert works, recorded in Tokyo.

“[N]ot just a case of the performer subordinating himself to the composer, but of both, united in the service of music's greatest miracle - an entire attitude to life encapsulated in sound... From the opening phrases of each it is clear that his sights are set on long-term processes — this is not playing which depicts; rather it maps out a journey of the spirit... same total concentration and inner intensity as the sonatas; the last (moment musicaux) extends sublimely to a hypnotic 11:48!” -- Gramophone
Virtuoso pianist Sviatoslav Richter delivers breathtaking performances of Schubert works, recorded in Tokyo.

“[N]ot just a case of the performer subordinating himself to the composer, but of both, united in the service of music's greatest miracle - an entire attitude to life encapsulated in sound... From the opening phrases of each it is clear that his sights are set on long-term processes — this is not playing which depicts; rather it maps out a journey of the spirit... same total concentration and inner intensity as the sonatas; the last (moment musicaux) extends sublimely to a hypnotic 11:48!” -- Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano in B major, D 575/Op. posth by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: February 1979 
Venue:  Live -- Tokyo, Japan 
2. Sonata for Piano in F minor, D 625 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: February 1979 
Venue:  Live -- Tokyo, Japan 
3. Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 1 in C major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: February 1979 
Venue:  Live -- Tokyo, Japan 
4. Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: February 1979 
Venue:  Live -- Tokyo, Japan 
5. Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 6 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: February 1979 
Venue:  Live -- Tokyo, Japan 

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