Richter, Sviatoslav: Early Recordings vol.1 1948-1956 (Naxos Historical Audio CD)

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Early Recordings vol.1 1948-1956 (Naxos Historical Audio CD)

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“Richter is capable of making every other pianist sound like a beginner.” Gramophone

Indisputably one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, Sviatoslav Richter mesmerized audiences with his stunning pianism, charismatic stage presence and powerful interpretations of music ranging from Bach to Shostakovich.

In these recordings, the earliest of which were made after he had won joint first prize at the All- Union Piano Competition in Moscow, Richter’s dazzling technique, fluency of execution and seamless legato are already to the fore.

His 1948 recording of the Fantasiestücke, Op. 12, is here reissued for the first time since the original 78rpm issue.

“[Richter’s] work is never less than interesting and the range in which he excels, quite astounding.” Gramophone

Contents and Reviews


SCHUBERT: Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780: No. 1 in C major Recorded in Moscow, 1952; Impromptu, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 2 in E flat major Recorded in Moscow, 1950; Impromptu, Op. 142, D. 935: No. 2 in A flat major Recorded in Moscow in 1952 CHOPIN: 12 Etudes, Op. 25: No. 5 in E minor Recorded in Moscow in 1952 SCHUMANN: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 (excerpts): No. 1. Des Abends; No. 2.Aufschwung; No. 3.Warum?; No. 5. In der Nacht; No. 8. Ende vom Lied Recorded in Moscow in 1948 SCHUMANN: Humoreske in B flat major,Op. 20 Recorded in Moscow in 1956