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RICHTER, Sviatoslav: Early Recordings, Vol. 2 (1956-1958)


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RICHTER, Sviatoslav: Early Recordings, Vol. 2 (1956-1958)

By the time he made these recordings, all three of the sonatas had been in Sviatoslav Richter’s repertory for years. He had first performed Tchaikovsky’s Sonata in G major in 1942, recording it in Moscow in 1956. His recordings of the music of Prokofiev are the stuff of legend. He had just four days to learn the Seventh Sonata for its first performance in early 1943. Richter spoke of the work reflecting ‘murderous forces unleashed’ and his 1958 recording is a graphic realisation of the sentiment. The Ninth Sonata was dedicated to him and its ‘radiant, simple, even intimate’ quality is here perfectly realised.

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Grand Sonata in G Major, Op. 37
1.   I. Moderato e risoluto 00:11:34
2.   II. Andante non troppo quasi moderato 00:10:11
3.   III. Scherzo: Allegro giocoso 00:02:53
4.   IV. Finale: Allegro vivace 00:06:22

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83
5.   I. Allegro inquieto - Poco meno - Andantino 00:08:06
6.   II. Andante caloroso - Poco più animato - più largamente - Un poco agitato 00:06:19
7.   III. Precipitato 00:03:36
  Piano Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 103
8.   I. Allegretto 00:07:42
9.   II. Allegro strepitoso - Andantino - Allegro strepitoso 00:02:55
10.   III. Andante tranquillo 00:08:32
11.   IV. Allegro con brio, ma non troppo presto 00:05:26

Total Playing Time: 01:13:36

Prokofiev, Sergey; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Richter, Sviatoslav

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Pianists

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111387

Barcode: 747313338726

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Physical Release: 01/2012

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