idea for a thread, Brian!SVIATOSLAV RICHTER
(1915-1997) - Early Recordings Vol. 1 - 1948-1956 Recordings
Predicted release date: March 30, 2009Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828);
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
Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810-1849):
12 Etudes, Op. 25: No. 5 in E minor Recorded in Moscow in 1952Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856):
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
Humoreske in B flat major, Op. 20 Recorded in Moscow in 1956
Producer and Audio Restoration Engineer: Ward Marston
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.
Naxos Historical 8111352