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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.   Play with flash player I. Moderato e risoluto 00:11:34
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante non troppo quasi moderato 00:10:11
3.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Allegro giocoso 00:02:53
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro vivace 00:06:22

Prokofiev, Sergey

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

Total Playing Time: 01:13:36




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