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Sviatoslav Richter Plays Beethoven


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 16030  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav RichterMstislav Rostropovich
Conductor:  Kurt SanderlingHermann AbendrothKiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Radio/TV Large Symphony OrchestraUSSR State Symphony OrchestraMoscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 12 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Svyatoslav Richter was born in Ukraine on March 20, 1915. His father came from a family of businessmen, but earned a living as organist and choir director in Odessa. He brought up his son alone, and Svyatoslav had had no regular pianistic training at a conservatory when he began working as rehearsal pianist at the Odessa Opera at the age of fifteen. His exceptional talent enabled him to make his concert debut in 1934. His talent was recognized by Heinrich Neuhaus, the famous Russian piano teacher with German roots who included him in his master piano class at Moscow Conservatory in 1937. Neuhaus’s influence can hardly be overestimated. He trained him in enormously subtle dynamics, pronouncedly Romantic playing with certain composers and Read more great reserve with others. In 1986 in a rare interview, Richter stated that Neuhaus had made his hands freer and softened his tone. On this release, Richter performs Beethoven alongside the USSR Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 10 in G major, Op. 14 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Sonata for Piano no 22 in F major, Op. 54 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819-1823; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Written: 1802 
21.
Variations (6) for Piano in F major on an Original Theme, Op. 34 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Written: 1802 
22.
Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 76 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Rondo for Piano in C major, Op. 51 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1797; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Rondo for Piano in G major, Op. 51 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Bagatelles (7) for Piano, Op. 33: no 5 in C major, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Bagatelles (7) for Piano, Op. 33: no 3 in F major, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Bagatelles (11) for Piano, Op. 119: no 7 in C major, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820-1822; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Bagatelles (11) for Piano, Op. 119: no 9 in A minor, Vivace moderato by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820-1822; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 126: no 1, Andante con moto in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 126: no 4, Presto in B minor by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 126: no 6, Presto - Andante amabile e con moto in E flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Bagatelles (11) for Piano, Op. 119: no 2 in C major, Andante con moto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820-1822; Vienna, Austria 
33.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR Radio/TV Large Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
34.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Hermann Abendroth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
35.
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1794; Vienna, Austria 
36.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 5 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
37.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 5 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
38.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
39.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 4 in C major, Op. 102 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
40.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 

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