Alto CD

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 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Richter’s performances are very distinguished indeed … playing is unforgettable and so is his rapport with Kondrashin” (Penguin Guide 3 stars) […]

February 3rd, 2017
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12, 17, 22, 23 (includes ‘Funeral March’ ‘Tempest’ ‘Appassionata’)

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12, 17, 22, 23 (includes ‘Funeral March’ ‘Tempest’ ‘Appassionata’) Sviatoslav Richter piano Catalogue Number: ALC 1326 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 76:44, stereo 1960/61 studio recordings USA Barcode: 5055354413261 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(No.17) Richter makes the most of possibilities of contrast. He plays the opening extremely slowly […]

November 4th, 2016
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Shostakovich Sonatas Violin & Viola Opp.134 & 147

Shostakovich Sonatas Violin & Viola Opp.134 & 147 Sviatoslav Richter Oleg Kagan Yuri Bashmet Catalogue Number: ALC 1328 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Barcode: CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Three greats of Russian musicianship in modern recordings, including Shostakovich’s final work, published posthumously (viola sonata)” “Make your choice based on sound, cost, and availability, […]

September 14th, 2016
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Beethoven: 33 Variations on a Waltz Theme by Diabelli / Mozart Violin Sonata K 379

Beethoven: 33 Variations on a Waltz Theme by Diabelli / Mozart Violin Sonata K 379 Sviatoslav Richter (Mozart also with Oleg Kagan violin) Catalogue Number: ALC 1310 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 74:51 DDD 1988-82 Barcode: 5055354413100 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Diabelli was overwhelmed by the work submitted by Beethoven which quite […]

February 8th, 2016
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Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos

Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos ALSO: Symphonic Dances, Scherzo, Isle of the Dead Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Pavel Kogan Sviatoslav Richter Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Byron Janis Abbey Simon Antal Dorati Leonard Slatkin Catalogue Number: ALC 6005 Number of Discs: 6 Date/Runtime: 412 mins; 1961-90 A/DDD CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Kogan) “vibrant soulful and involving …genuinely […]

November 4th, 2014
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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 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “(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 […]

June 3rd, 2013
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Schumann & Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos

Schumann & Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos Sviatoslav Richter Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra / Stanislav Wislocki Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan Catalogue Number: ALC 1200 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time: 65:00, ADD stereo 1961/2 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Schumann): “lacks no style” (Tchaikovsky): “The element of struggle for which this work is […]

February 4th, 2013
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Rachmaninov : PIANO CONCERTOS No.2 & No.4

Rachmaninov : PIANO CONCERTOS No.2 & No.4 (no.2) Sviatoslav Richter Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra Stanislav Wislocki (no.4) Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Philharmonia Orchestra Ettore Gracis Catalogue Number: ALC 1175 Number of Discs: 1 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Richter) “a performance so commanding and so utterly marvellously played that it gives endless pleasure” (Gramophone) “..sense of […]

November 7th, 2012
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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 Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1188 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: Time 64:12 / stereo 1970 / 9 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY (Beethoven) “such richness in the Beethoven variations that it seems pointless and unfair […]

June 1st, 2012
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 3, 4, & 27

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 3, 4, & 27 Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1158 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 66:23 ADD 1971/5 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Orchestral solidity of sound makes the first movements immediately impressive. But the true scaling of heights comes in the slow movement of the C major—a colossal psychodrama here—and, […]

November 1st, 2011
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CHOPIN: Scherzi 1-4, 13 Preludes from Op 28

Chopin Four Scherzi / Preludes from Op.28 Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1159 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: recorded Tokyo 1977-9, ADD stereo, 60:17 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “Richter is not usually thought of as a ….Chopin player, and yet he strides through the four Scherzos with an abundance of technique and deftly-coloured […]

August 25th, 2011
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Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Sviatoslav Richter Catalogue Number: ALC 1115 Number of Discs: 1 Date/Runtime: 65:18, DDD 1979 CLICK TO CHANGE IMAGE: COVER INLAY “not just a case of the performer subordinating himself to the composer, but of both, united in the service of music’s greatest miracle—an entire attitude to life encapsulated in sound.… From the […]

July 2nd, 2011
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