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Richter plays Prokofiev / Sviatoslav Richter

Richter plays Prokofiev / Sviatoslav Richter
Richter plays Prokofiev / Sviatoslav Richter

Richter plays Prokofiev / Sviatoslav Richter

Sviatoslav Richter

Catalogue Number: ALC 1230
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 73:18 ADD 1959/62
Price: £6.99

 



“(the DG recording from London) is the Prokofiev 8th Sonata which encompasses breadth and depth in a way none of the others can match” (Penguin Guide 3*) (5th Concerto) “Richter’s account is a classic..it cannot be recommended too strongly…..this concerto could have sounded contrived BUT when put over with the rhythmic bite, the technical aplomb, and the pungency of characterisations that we see here….a very different story !” (Penguin Guide 3 stars)

Piano Concerto No.5 in G, Op.55*

    • [1] I. Allegro con brio 5:04
    • [2] II. Moderato ben accentuato 4:01
    • [3] III. Toccata: allegro con fuoco 1:54
    • [4] IV. Larghetto 6:42
    • [5] V. Vivo 5:04

with Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Witold Rowicki
Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83****

    • [6] 1. Allegro inquieto – poco meno – andantino 8:02
    • [7] II. Andante caloroso – poco piu animato – piu largamento –
      un poco agitato 6:14
    • [8] III. Precipitato 3:32

Piano Sonata No.8 in B flat major, Op.84**

    • [9] 1. Andante dolce – allegro moderato – andante dolce – allegro 15:50
    • [10] II. Andante sognando 4:17
    • [11] III. Vivace – allegro ben marcato – andantino – vivace 9:39

Visions Fugitives***

  • [12] Visions Fugitives Nos. 3, 6 & 9 2:36