“An utterly compelling experience… It bores into the soul.”—Gramophone
It has been more than a decade since the death of Soviet pianist Sviatoslav Richter, but his reputation and fame continues to grow, and his recordings continue to be among the most sought-after classical piabno recordings ever issued. While his major label recordings have rarely been out of circulation, the many recordings he made for independent and former Soviet labels have often proven elusive – and frequently commanded stratospheric prices on the used and auction markets. Alto is pleased to return to the catalogue some of Richter’s most sought-after sessions, including this landmark recording of late Schubert piano sonatas — once available on the independent UK-based label Olympia and now available for the first time at a super-value price.
Piano Sonata No.19 in c minor, D958 (Op.posth.)
- 1 – Allegro 11:27
- 2 – Adagio 8:14
- 3 – Menuetto. Allegro 3:32
- 4 – Allegro 8:36
Piano Sonata No.21 in B-flat Major, D960 (Op.Posth.)
- 1 – Molto moderato 24:31
- 2 – Sandante sostenuto 10:04
- 3 – Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza 3:51
- 4 – Allegro non troppo 7:52
Originally released on Olympia
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