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Chopin: Four Scherzi, Selected Preludes / Svaitoslav Richter

Chopin / Richter
Release Date: 11/08/2011 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1159   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A classic and best-selling recording of Richter in Tokyo. His performances of Chopin’s Four Scherzi are inescapable, his compelling style and virtuosity expressing the bold emotion and energy of these works.

“Richter is not usually thought of as a… Chopin player, and yet he strides through the four Scherzos with an abundance of technique and deftly-coloured textures that make this version a definite front-runner.” -- Gramophone

“Some marvelous playing here… [in an] assortment of Chopin Preludes from a live concert.” -- Penguin Guide
A classic and best-selling recording of Richter in Tokyo. His performances of Chopin’s Four Scherzi are inescapable, his compelling style and virtuosity expressing the bold emotion and energy of these works.

“Richter is not usually thought of as a… Chopin player, and yet he strides through the four Scherzos with an abundance of technique and deftly-coloured textures that make this version a definite front-runner.” -- Gramophone

“Some marvelous playing here… [in an] assortment of Chopin Preludes from a live concert.” -- Penguin Guide
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Works on This Recording

1.
Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
2.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
3.
Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
4.
Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
5.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
6.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 5 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
7.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 6 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
8.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
9.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 8 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
10.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 9 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
11.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 10 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
12.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 13 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
13.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 19 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
14.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 11 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
15.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
16.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 23 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
17.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 21 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 

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