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Sviatoslav Richter plays Beethoven & Chopin in Moscow (live, 1976) [DVD]

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 7 in D, Op. 10 no 3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 126
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 5
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 44 in C major, Op. 67/3, CT. 94
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 48 in F major, Op. 68/3, CT. 98
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 19 in C sharp minor, Op. 25/7, CT. 32
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Fourteen years after his death, and faced with an apparently inexhaustible supply of archival material pouring out month after month, even the most passionate admirer of Richter's art could be forgiven for being unable to suppress a sigh of ennui at the approach of yet another Richter [title]." - Max Loppert, Classical Recordings Quarterly, Summer 2011

"I don't know if it is possible to explain to anybody the extraordinary phenomenon his personality and playing created. We can only hope that this can also be sensed through the recordings, for Richter is one of the few performers whose individuality is clearly manifest on a recording, regardless of its quality, and at each subsequent listening his playing gives a greater, more staggering experience than we are able to remember." - Dezso Ránki

"There were quite a number of great pianists in the Twentieth Century. There are even great pianists in the Twenty-First Century. But Richter stands alone, the purity and passion of his devotion to music, of his unique genius, obvious in every note. This was a man who said, in all modesty, just play the notes on the page. Yet he was a man able to transmit the spiritual essence of music, a man able to leap the chasm between self and other, between aesthetics and life. What a tale he might have told were he inclined to the verbal. But he was not. His comments about his music making were most often along the lines of, 'I played well', or, 'I played poorly'. Neuhaus instantly recognized him, his first true genius pupil, when Richter arrived at the Moscow Conservatory at the unusually old age of 22. 'He makes a nearly perfect interpretation as soon as he sees a work. I have never seen any other pianist that has wider artistic horizon than him'. But I don't imagine Richter cared one way or the other. The music was all that ever mattered.Someone described Richter as a sort of chameleon, taking on the hues of the music he's performing. This is apt. I remember the first time I heard him play Grieg's Lyric Pieces. It is the sweetest, simplest, most honest and heart felt playing of this wonderful music, and this from the man I had always considered the greatest Beethoven exponent on record. It was the same with Bach's 'Well Tempered Clavier'. And with Schubert's sonatas: absolute truthfulness to the music. Can you imagine a chef who is a master of every cuisine?As for the music, he makes one use words like 'greatest'. He washes away considerations and preconceptions through the sheer power and truthfulness of his playing. It is particularly difficult talking about a Richter performance. I recall a Russian expert speaking of Richter in terms of a spiritual teacher. Yes. That is closer to the truth than anything I've said." - Russell Lichter, THE STEREO TIMES, Jan., 2005

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 125 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): Stereo,



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1793-1795
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 7 in D, Op. 10 no 3
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 9 in E major, Op. 14 no 1
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1798
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 126 :: no 1
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1823
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 5
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1821
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 44 in C major, Op. 67/3, CT. 94
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 48 in F major, Op. 68/3, CT. 98
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 19 in C sharp minor, Op. 25/7, CT. 32
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835-1837
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842
  • Studio/Live: Live