Author Topic: Sviatoslav Richter  (Read 162525 times)

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Re: Sviatoslav Richter
« Reply #1180 on: May 03, 2017, 02:23:55 PM »
There are actually two recordings of the Pathetique, I know because I have them both.

I stand corrected! It’s even on trovar (but it says Moscow, not Prague).
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Re: Sviatoslav Richter
« Reply #1181 on: May 03, 2017, 02:32:25 PM »
That honour goes to Richter's contemporary, Emil Gilels, in his live Moscow recital in 1960.

Might you mean the one from 1968?

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Re: Sviatoslav Richter
« Reply #1182 on: May 03, 2017, 09:59:40 PM »
One of his  Beethoven performances which I think is especially nice is here

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« Reply #1183 on: May 03, 2017, 11:14:51 PM »
One of his  Beethoven performances which I think is especially nice is here



Which one? Or both?

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« Reply #1184 on: May 03, 2017, 11:44:06 PM »
Which one? Or both?

I think both. It's a while since I heard op 14/1 but I just played the op 14/2 on that CD and I think it's really special. Light and lyrical.
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Re: Sviatoslav Richter
« Reply #1185 on: May 04, 2017, 01:09:23 AM »
I remember the Leipzig op.109-111 as very impressive, except for the sound (which I found acceptable). I don't much like the later op.110s I have heard (one in the brilliant box, one on "The philosopher", a strange selection of late recordings). Richter plays the second movement of op.110 uncommonly slow for some reason which does not work for me at all and this is worse in the later recordings.
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