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Szymanowski: 100th Birthday Concerts - includes Songs, Mythes, Masques, Mazurkas, Piano Sonatas / Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Oleg Kagan, violin; Galina Pisarenko, soprano

Album Summary

>Szymanowski, Karol : 3 Masques, Op. 34 no 1 & 2
>Szymanowski, Karol : Songs of an Infatuated Muezzin, songs (6) for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 42, M44
>Szymanowski, Karol : Songs (7) for voice & piano, Op. 54, M63
>Szymanowski, Karol : 20 Mazurkas, Op. 50
>Szymanowski, Karol : Sonata no 2 for piano Op. 21
>Szymanowski, Karol : Myths (3), Op. 30
>Szymanowski, Karol : Sonata for Piano no 3, Op. 36, M38
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In Warsaw 1982, Sviatoslav Richter held concerts to honor the 100th birthday anniversary of the Polish composer-pianist Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), a major figure in the 'Young Poland' modernist movement and one of Richter's own heroes.

Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin, 7 Songs on the Words of James Joyce (both of these with soprano Galina Pisarenko), Mythes (accompanied on violin by Oleg Kagan), Masques, 20 Mazurkas, and Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Warsaw Academy of Music (11/25/1982); Warsaw, Philharmonic Hall (11/25/1982); Warsaw Academy of Music (11/26/1982); Warsaw, Philharmonic Hall (11/26/1982).



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Works Details

>Szymanowski, Karol : 3 Masques, Op. 34 no 1 & 2 :: Scheherazade
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915-1916
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : 3 Masques, Op. 34 no 1 & 2 :: Tantris le bouffon
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915-1916
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : Songs of an Infatuated Muezzin, songs (6) for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 42, M44
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : Songs (7) for voice & piano, Op. 54, M63
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : 20 Mazurkas, Op. 50 :: no 1
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : 20 Mazurkas, Op. 50 :: no 17
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : 20 Mazurkas, Op. 50 :: no 18
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : 20 Mazurkas, Op. 50 :: no 3
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : 20 Mazurkas, Op. 50 :: no 16
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : 20 Mazurkas, Op. 50 :: no 13
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : 20 Mazurkas, Op. 50 :: no 12
  • Performers: Galina Pisarenko (Soprano); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1924-1925
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : Sonata no 2 for piano Op. 21 :: Allegro assai
  • Performers: Oleg Kagan (Violin); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910-1911
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : Sonata no 2 for piano Op. 21 :: Theme and Variations
  • Performers: Oleg Kagan (Violin); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910-1911
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : Myths (3), Op. 30
  • Performers: Oleg Kagan (Violin); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Szymanowski, Karol : Sonata for Piano no 3, Op. 36, M38
  • Performers: Oleg Kagan (Violin); Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917
  • Studio/Live: Live