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Tchaikovsky: Piano Music / Sviatoslav Richter


Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1093   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“…the only one of his kind.” That was how one critic described legendary soviet piano virtuoso Sviatoslav Richter when he first heard him play. Since his death in 1997, his reputation as indisputably one of the greatest pianists of all time has only risen. Richter overwhelmed audiences worldwide with his mastery of the keyboard and phenomonally powerful technique and wide dynamic range. With his compatriots, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and violinist David Oistrakh, he was responsible for the robust Soviet-American cultural exchange that began in the 1970s.

Tchaikovsky was a particular favorite composer of Richter’s and the pianist did much to raise the profile of the great Russian composer’s music for solo piano. This CD
Read more presents a selection of Tchaikovsky’s finest miniatures, played with enormous character, eloquence, and color.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Morceaux (2) for Piano, Op. 10: no 1, Nocturne by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2.
Valse-Scherzo for Piano in A major, Op. 7 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Morceaux (2) for Piano, Op. 10: no 2, Humoresque by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4.
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 5, Capriccioso in B flat major by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
Morceaux (12) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2, Chanson triste by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6.
Morceaux (12) for Piano, Op. 40: no 8, Valse by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7.
Romance for Piano in F minor, Op. 5 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8.
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 51: no 5, Romance in F major by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
9.
Morceaux (18) for Piano, Op. 72: no 15, Un poco di Chopin by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
10.
Morceaux (18) for Piano, Op. 72: no 12, L'espiègle by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
11.
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 19: no 1, Reverie du soir by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
12.
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 51: no 3, Menuetto scherzoso by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
13.
Morceaux (6) for Piano, Op. 51: no 1, Valse de salon by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
14.
Morceaux (18) for Piano, Op. 72: no 5, Méditation by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
15.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 5, Mai "Les nuits de mai" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
16.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 6, Juin "Barcarolle" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
17.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 11, Novembre "Troika" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
18.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 1, Janvier "Au coin du feu" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Studio 3, Bavarian Radio 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 

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