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Richter Plays Schubert & Liszt


Release Date: 07/21/2017 
Label:  Urania Records   Catalog #: WS121.316  
Composer:  Franz SchubertFranz Liszt
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It's hard to focus the chaotic discography of Richter, that has not left complete editions of his favorite composers. We got only scattered recordings both studio and live. With this release, Urania wants to collect two composers less frequented by the Russian pianist. Fortunately we have the great piano sonata of Schubert and the extraordinary Wandered Fantasy. Unfortunately there are not organic editions of the piano works of Liszt, but this anthology contains famous compositions - for example the Piano Sonata - and it can give a general idea of Richter's approach to the masterworks of the german repertoire of the XIX Century. It's hard to focus the chaotic discography of Richter, that has not left complete editions of his favorite composers. We got only scattered recordings both studio and live. With this release, Urania wants to collect two composers less frequented by the Russian pianist. Fortunately we have the great piano sonata of Schubert and the extraordinary Wandered Fantasy. Unfortunately there are not organic editions of the piano works of Liszt, but this anthology contains famous compositions - for example the Piano Sonata - and it can give a general idea of Richter's approach to the masterworks of the german repertoire of the XIX Century. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Pieces (3) for Piano, D 946: no 2 in E flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Etudes d'execution transcendante, S. 139 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Hungary 
6.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 6, Vallée d'Obermann by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 6, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
8.
Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163: no 4, Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1877; Rome, Italy 

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