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Beethoven: 6 Variations for Piano Op.34; Op.76; & Op.35 “Eroica”;

Beethoven: 6 Variations for Piano Op.34; Op.76; & Op.35 “Eroica”; Schumann: Noveletten, Op.21 Nos. 2 , 4, 8
Beethoven: 6 Variations for Piano Op.34; Op.76; & Op.35 “Eroica”; Schumann: Noveletten, Op.21 Nos. 2 , 4, 8

Beethoven: 6 Variations for Piano Op.34; Op.76; & Op.35 “Eroica”;
Schumann: Noveletten, Op.21 Nos. 2 , 4, 8

Sviatoslav Richter

Catalogue Number: ALC 1188
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 64:12 / stereo 1970 / 9

 



(Beethoven) “such richness in the Beethoven variations that it seems pointless and unfair to highlight any one in particular. The D major set uses the Ruins of Athens theme. It is pretty uproarious, with Richter conveying a terrific sense of fun. The Eroica Variations has its light moments as well…..the fugue finale, very much faster than normal, is so extraordinarily exhilarating that it ends the work in triumph, with Richter playing most pianists under the table.” (Schumann) “ Sheer unassailable authority of sound is perhaps the first striking thing about the… Novelettes; next is the extraordinary penetration into the secret corners of these crypto-narrative structures…loud bravo at the end is annoying but understandable.” (Gramophone)

    • Six Variations in F major, Op.34

13:26

  • [1] Thema: Adagio – Variation I – Variation II: Allegro ma non troppo –
    Variation III: Allegretto – Variation IV: Tempo di menuetto – Variation V:
    Marcia. Allegretto – Variation IV: Allegretto – adagio molto
  • Six Variations in D major, Op. 76
  • [2] Thema: Allegro risoluto – Variation I-V – Variation VI: Presto – Tempo I 5:53
  • Variations & Fugue in E flat maj, on Prometheus theme, “Eroica” Op. 35
  • [3] Introduzione col basso del tema. Allegretto vivace – a due – a tre –
    a quattro – Tema 3:58
  • [4] Variation I: 0:34 [5] Variation II: 0:48
  • [6] Variation III: 0:42 [7] Variation IV: 0:39
  • [8] Variation V: 0:49 [9] Variation VI: 0:34
  • [10] Variation VII:
    Canone alla ottava 0:35 [11] Variation VIII: 0:48
  • [12] Variation IX: 0:41 [13] Variation X: 0:38
  • [14] Variation XI: 0:43 [15] Variation XII: 0:42
  • [16] Variation XIII: 0:38 [17] Variation XIV: Minore 1:14
  • [18] Variation XV: Maggiore. Largo 4:54
  • [19] Finale. Alla fuga – Allegro con brio – Andante con moto 4:42
  • Schumann: Noveletten no.2, 4, 8 from Opus 21
  • [20] No.2 in D major 5:56 [21] No.4 in D major 3:27
  • [22] No.8 in F# minor 11:41 TOTAL TIME 64:12