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Richter In Warsaw: The Scriabin Recital

Scriabin / Richter
Release Date: 07/24/2012 
Label:  Parnassus Records   Catalog #: 96053   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1972, Sviatoslav Richter chose to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Scriabin by performing an all-Scriabin program in three locations. These concerts, while not quite unique, were very uncommon events in Richter’s career. He did not often give concerts devoted to a single composer. Although he played Scriabin’s music throughout his career, concerts devoted entirely to that composer were very scarce; he performed them in public only in 1945, 1957, and in 1972.

The music of Scriabin was ideal for Richter’s qualities as a pianist. In this recording, we hear Richter’s singing and varied tone, his extraordinary technical facility, and his extremely wide range of dynamics and expression. The recital,
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Works on This Recording

1. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 2 in A minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 3 in G major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 5 in D major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
4. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 9 in E major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 10 in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 11 in B major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 12 in G flat minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 15 in D flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
9. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 16 in B flat minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
10. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 17 in A flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 0 Minutes 37 Secs. 
11. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 24 in D minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
12. Preludes (6) for Piano, Op. 13: no 1 in C major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
13. Preludes (6) for Piano, Op. 13: no 4 in E minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 0 Minutes 42 Secs. 
14. Preludes (4) for Piano, Op. 37: no 1 in D flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
15. Preludes (4) for Piano, Op. 37: no 2 in F sharp major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 0 Minutes 42 Secs. 
16. Preludes (4) for Piano, Op. 37: no 3 in G sharp major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
17. Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 59: no 2, Prélude by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
18. Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 74: no 1 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
19. Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 74: no 3 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 0 Minutes 35 Secs. 
20. Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 74: no 4 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
21. Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 "Sonata fantasy" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1897; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 
22. Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 2 in D flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
23. Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 3 in F sharp minor "La moustique" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs. 
24. Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 4 in F sharp major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
25. Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 5 in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
26. Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 6 in D flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
27. Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 8 in E flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
28. Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 10 Minutes 45 Secs. 
29. Sonata for Piano no 9 in F major, Op. 68 "Black Mass" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 7 Minutes 57 Secs. 
30. Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 52: no 1, Poème by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1972 
Venue:  Live  Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 

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