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Grieg: Piano Concerto; Schumann / Richter, Matacic, Et Al


Release Date: 11/06/2007 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 743651   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Edvard GriegRobert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Richter’s Schumann seems to me unequalled by any other pianist; the slow movement of the concerto is really exquisite and the way he plays the main theme of Papillons should make you buy the disc if nothing else does. In the Grieg also, there is some splendid playing and the Adagio is most beautifully done.

-- Gramophone
Richter’s Schumann seems to me unequalled by any other pianist; the slow movement of the concerto is really exquisite and the way he plays the main theme of Papillons should make you buy the disc if nothing else does. In the Grieg also, there is some splendid playing and the Adagio is most beautifully done.

-- Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
2.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
3.
Papillons, Op. 2 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1831; Germany 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16 (2003 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro molto moderato
Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16 (2003 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16 (2003 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Andante maestoso
Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54 (2003 Digital Remaster): Allegro affettuoso - Andante espressivo - Tempo 1 - Cadenza - Allegro molto
Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54 (2003 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso)
Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 54 (2003 Digital Remaster): Allegro vivace
Papillons Op. 2 (2003 Digital Remaster)

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