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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Tchaikovsky: Grand Piano Sonata; The Seasons / Svjatoslav Richter, piano

Album Summary

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for piano
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sonata for Piano in G major, Op. 37 "Grande Sonate"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Seasons, Op. 37b, pieces for piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Recorded in 1960, this recital performed by the legendary pianist Sviatoslav Richter features Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition paired with Tchaikovsky's Grande Sonata and Les Saisons. These three works all emerged between 1874 and 1878, sharing the influence of Schumann and the inspiration of the Salon. In, this historical recordings, Richter brings out the power and passion in these timeless works.

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Recording information: Moscow (10/25/1930); New York (10/25/1930); Prague (10/25/1930); Moscow (11/14/1956); New York (11/14/1956); Prague (11/14/1956); Moscow (12/06/1954); New York (12/06/1954); Prague (12/06/1954).



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>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for piano
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sonata for Piano in G major, Op. 37 "Grande Sonate"
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Seasons, Op. 37b, pieces for piano :: I. no 5 May My nights - andantino - Allegro giocoso
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Seasons, Op. 37b, pieces for piano :: II. no 6 June Barcarolle - Andante cantabile
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Seasons, Op. 37b, pieces for piano :: III. no 11 Novemeber Troïka - Allegro moderato
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Seasons, Op. 37b, pieces for piano :: IV. no 1 January Am Kamin - Moderato semplice ma espressivo
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876