“Sviatoslav Richter Plays Rachmaninov And Prokofiev”
|Sergei Sergeievitch Prokofiev||
5 Piano Pieces from ‘Cinderella',
Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119,
Overture on Hebrew Themes, for clarinet, string quartet & piano, Op. 34 (Jewish Overture),
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major, Op. 10,
Piano Concerto No. 5 in G major, Op. 55,
Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14,
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82,
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83,
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84,
Piano Sonata No. 9 in C major, Op. 103,
Rondo, Op. 52 No. 2,
Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for cello & orchestra, Op. 125,
Sonatine Pastorale, Op. 59, No. 3,
Suggestion diabolique, Op. 4 No. 4,
Visions fugitives, Op. 22.
|Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov||
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1,
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18,
Preludes (various from Op. 23 & Op. 32),
Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 4 in A minor,
Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 5 in D minor,
Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 8 in G minor (published as No. 5),
Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 1 in C minor,
Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 2 in A minor,
Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 3 in F sharp minor,
Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 4 in B minor,
Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 9 in D major.
Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), Kirill Kondrashin (Conductor), Kurt Sanderling (Conductor), Sviatoslav Richter (Piano).
Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) is regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Profil Edition Günter Hänssler has already released boxed sets of Richter’s interpretations of works by Ludwig van Beethoven (PH16030), Franz Schubert (PH17005), as well as Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms (PH17967). The edition presented here on eleven albums is dedicated to the two composers Sergey Rakhmaninov and Sergey Prokofiev. The two Russian (Soviet) composers were formidable pianists, like the composers mentioned above, and left for posterity compositions for their instrument with some incredibly difficult passages. To master them, in order to penetrate towards their musical core, requires first and foremost excellent piano technique.