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Schumann: Blumenstuck, Pictures from the East, Piano Quintet / Richter

Schumann / Richter / Berlinskaya / Borodin Quartet
Release Date: 09/11/2012 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1001699   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav RichterLudmilla Berlinsky
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The World of Romanticism was a subtitle of Sviatoslav Richter's famous music festival, December Nights. Its program comprised compositions by Schubert, Schumann, and Chopin, and ten days were devoted to each composer. This disc includes a performance of Blumenstück, Op. 19 from the opening Schumann night, a performance of Bilder aus Osten by Richter and Lyudmila Berlinskaya, and the Piano Quintet in E-flat Major performed by Richter and the Borodin Quartet. This is the first time that these live recordings, made in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in December 1985, have been made available on CD.

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A fine account of the popular Piano Quintet, but also some rarities.

– BBC Music Magazine
The World of Romanticism was a subtitle of Sviatoslav Richter's famous music festival, December Nights. Its program comprised compositions by Schubert, Schumann, and Chopin, and ten days were devoted to each composer. This disc includes a performance of Blumenstück, Op. 19 from the opening Schumann night, a performance of Bilder aus Osten by Richter and Lyudmila Berlinskaya, and the Piano Quintet in E-flat Major performed by Richter and the Borodin Quartet. This is the first time that these live recordings, made in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in December 1985, have been made available on CD.

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A fine account of the popular Piano Quintet, but also some rarities.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Blumenstück for Piano in D flat major, Op. 19 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/15/1985 
Venue:  Live  Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Oriental Pictures (Bilder aus Osten), impromptus (6) for piano, 4 hands, Op. 66 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano), Ludmilla Berlinsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/15/1985 
Venue:  Live  Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia 
Length: 20 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Concert Etudes (6) for Piano after Paganini Caprices, Set 2, Op. 10: no 4 in C minor by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/15/1985 
Venue:  Live  Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/15/1985 
Venue:  Live  Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia 
Length: 29 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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