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Richter Plays Liszt

Richter Plays Liszt
Richter Plays Liszt

Richter Plays Liszt

Sviatoslav Richter
(1-9) with London
Symphony Orchestra /
Kirill Kondrashin

Catalogue Number: ALC 1332
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 75:06, stereo 1958/62
Barcode: 5055354413322





“Richter’s performances are very distinguished indeed … playing is unforgettable and so is his rapport with Kondrashin” (Penguin Guide 3 stars) “equally brilliant with two quite different sides of this composer, with the luxuriant virtuosity of the the Etudes in particular being thrown off with a zestful freedom that must always be rare in such complex pieces . All connoisseurs should have these performances”. (Gramophone)

  • Piano Concerto No.1 in Eb major, S124 [18:09]
  • 1. Allegro maestoso 5:08
  • 2. Quasi Adagio 4:58
  • 3. Allegretto vivace – Allegro animato 3:57
  • 4. Allegro marziale animato – Presto 4:04
  • Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, S125 [20:35]
  • 5. Adagio sostenuto assai – Allegro agitato assai 7:17
  • 6. Allegro moderato 4:56
  • 7. Allegro deciso – Marziale un poco meno allegro 3:44
  • 8. Allegro animato – Stretto (molto accelerando) 4:36
    (both above, London –studio–1961)
  • 9. Hungarian Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra, S123 14:26
    (R.A.H London, 1961)
  • 10. Funérailles (Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses, No.7) 11:07
  • 11. Gnomenreigen (Konzertetuden, No.2) 2:29
  • 12. Liebestraum No.3 4:25
    (above all in concert Budapest, 1958)
  • 13. Feux Follets (Etudes d’exécution transcendente, No.5) 3:27
    (in concert Sofia, 1958)