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Beethoven: Variations; Schumann: Noveletten / Richter


Release Date: 09/04/2006 
Label:  Regis   Catalog #: 1230  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenRobert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

R E V I E W S:

(Beethoven) "There is a richness in the Beethoven variations that it seems pointless and unfair to highlight any one in particular. The D major set uses the Ruins of Athens theme. It is pretty uproarious, with Richter conveying a terrific sense of fun. The Eroica Variations has its light moments as well...fugue, finale, very much faster than normal, it is so extraordinarily exhilarating that it ends the work in triumph, With Richter palying most pianists under the table."
(Schumann) "Sheer unassailable authority of sound is perhaps the first striking thing about the...Novelletes; next is the extraordinary penetration into the secret corners of these crypto-narrative structures...loud bravo
Read more at the end is annoying but understandable." -- Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1.
Variations (6) for Piano in F major on an Original Theme, Op. 34 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Written: 1802 
2.
Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 76 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Austria 
4.
Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 2 in D major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
5.
Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 4 in D major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
6.
Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 8 in F sharp minor by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 

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