RICHTER plays PROKOFIEV; Sonatas 2,9 and Concertos 1, 5


Sviatoslav Richter
(with Prague Symphony /
Karel Ancerl &
Warsaw National Philharmonic / Rowicki

Catalogue Number: ALC 1485
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Date/Runtime: 1954-1959, AAD/ADD Time 78:53
Barcode: 5055354414855


5th Concerto) “Richter’s account is a 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) (9th Sonata) “others are too sentimental… I really do connect with Richter the most in Prokofiev.” (Talking Classical) “Richter was possibly the greatest Prokofiev pianist who ever lived. He had a unique way of unlocking the music’s pianistic beauty and poignant lyricism while still pushing its steel-edged rhythms to the proverbial max” (Classics Today)

Piano Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op.14 [17:16]
[1] I. Allegro ma non troppom 6.13
[2] II. Scherzo: Allegro marcato 1.47
[3] III. Andante 4.58
[4] IV. Vivace – Moderato – Vivace 4.17
Piano Sonata No.9 in C, Op.103 ‘dedicated to Sviatoslav Richter’ [24:21]
[5] I. Allegretto 7.38
[6] II. Allegro strepitozo 2.54
[7] III. Andante tranqillo 8.28
[8] IV. Allegro con brio ma non troppo presto 5.19
Piano Concerto No.1 in Db, Op.10 [14:02]
[9] I. Allegro brioso 6.32
[10] II. Andante assai 3.27
[11] III. Allegro scherzando 4.02

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 12.2 × 13.5 × 2 cm