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Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy; Schumann / Sviatoslav Richter


Release Date: 01/25/2005 
Label:  Emi Great Artists Of The Century Catalog #: 62961   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz SchubertRobert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"These justly fabled recordings have been staples of the catalog since they were released more than 40 years ago. At this point, there’s no more reason to assess them than there is to assess the Flagstad/Furtwängler Tristan: if the phrase “benchmark recordings” has any meaning at all, it certainly applies here, and in one coupling or another, these performances belong on your shelves. The sound is excellent for the period, too—far more focused than it was on the old Angel LPs." -- Peter J. Rabinowitz, FANFARE "These justly fabled recordings have been staples of the catalog since they were released more than 40 years ago. At this point, there’s no more reason to assess them than there is to assess the Flagstad/Furtwängler Tristan: if the phrase “benchmark recordings” has any meaning at all, it certainly applies here, and in one coupling or another, these performances belong on your shelves. The sound is excellent for the period, too—far more focused than it was on the old Angel LPs." -- Peter J. Rabinowitz, FANFARE Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
2. Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
3. Papillons, Op. 2 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1831; Germany 

Sound Samples

Fantasia in C major D.760 ("Wandererfantasie") (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
Fantasia in C major D.760 ("Wandererfantasie") (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Fantasia in C major D.760 ("Wandererfantasie") (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Presto
Fantasia in C major D.760 ("Wandererfantasie") (1998 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro
Fantasy in C major, Op.17 (2002 Digital Remaster): I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
Fantasy in C major, Op.17 (2002 Digital Remaster): II. Mässig - Durchaus energisch
Fantasy in C major, Op.17 (2002 Digital Remaster): III. Langsam getragen - Durchweg leise zu halten
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): Introduzione (Moderato) & No.1
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): No.3
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): No.4 (Presto)
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): No.5
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): No.6
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): No.7 (Semplice)
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): No.8
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): No.9 (Prestissimo)
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): No.10 (Vivo - Più lento)
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): No.11
Papillons Op.2 (1981) (2003 Digital Remaster): No.12 (Finale)

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