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Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 & 23 (2004)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 & 23 (2004)

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Piano Sonatas Nos. 22 & 23 (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 362 MB | 47:58
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal

These Beethoven performances were recorded in 1960 during Sviatoslav Richter’s first tour of the United States, and they sound marginally fuller and more vivid here than in RCA’s deleted Papillon series transfers. The C major concerto has a lot to recommend it. Richter’s Olympian command and control of the keyboard, tonal solidity, and emotional reserve remind me of the Michelangeli/Giulini and Pollini/Jochum versions from nearly two decades later. Charles Munch’s robust and powerfully projected accompaniment proves how underrated this conductor was (and still is) in the central German repertoire, although Szell’s sharper accents and astringent textures better suit the music’s witty subtext.

Sviatoslav Richter - In Memoriam (1998)

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Sviatoslav Richter - In Memoriam (1998)

Sviatoslav Richter - In Memoriam (1998)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 688 MB | 02:26:40
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This Deutsche Grammophon compilation is an excellent celebration of the talents of the great pianist Sviatoslav Richter. In keeping with his own approach, the choice of music demonstrates that there is much more to piano virtuosity than the ability to play fast and loud. He could do this, of course, but here we also experience his phenomenal control over the `colour' of each note (the Bach D minor prelude) his poise (the Debussy Estampes) and his intellectual grasp of structure (the Chopin F minor Ballade which also superbly demonstrates his ability to make the piano roar, whisper or sing).

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Hammerklavier, Live in London (2014)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Hammerklavier, Live in London (2014)

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: Hammerklavier, Live in London (2014)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 196 MB | 43:39
Genre: Classical | Label: Stradivarius

Sviatoslav Richter is an all-around performer who has tackled musical repertoire from Bach to Webern, but has not been a performer identified with the Viennese classical composers. Yet Richter’s Beethoven repertoire is enormous, and he has performed nine concertos and nine sonatas by Mozart as well as various works of lesser proportions and many violin sonatas. At the present time it is easier to see the Beethoven-Richter relationship relatively clearly. We do not know if Richter took into account the fact that Beethoven had been an avid reader of Homer, but this performance of the Hammerklavier is, without any doubt, epic.

Sergey Rachmaninov - The Complete Piano Concertos and Paganini Rhapsody (2007) [The Russian Piano Tradition Series] Re-Up

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Sergey Rachmaninov - The Complete Piano Concertos and Paganini Rhapsody (2007) [The Russian Piano Tradition Series] Re-Up

Sergey Rachmaninov - The Complete Piano Concertos and Paganini Rhapsody (2007) 2CDs
The First Soviet Recordings. The Russian Piano Tradition Series.
Sviatoslav Richter, Yakov Zak, Lev Oborin (pianos)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 405 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 331 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb
Classical | Label: Appian Publications & Recordings | # APR 6005 | Time: 02:24:36

It's a wonderful treat to find an album whose interest rests equally on its musical as well as historical merits. As such, the present two-disc sets of the complete Rachmaninoff concertos and Paganini Rhapsody cannot be beat. The three pianists heard here – Richter, Zak, and Oborin – represent the pinnacle of postwar Russian pianists. Richter is most likely the one still known to the majority of American listeners. But Zak (who was immensely influential not only as a performer but as a pedagogue) and Oborin (who was the first winner of the Chopin Competition) were recognized equally during their lifetimes. All three had a profound and obvious command of Rachmaninoff, and the performances heard here clearly demonstrate this fact.

Sviatoslav Richter & VA - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Sviatoslav Richter & VA - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2 CDs
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Anatoly Kamyshev, clarinet; Oleg Kagan, violin;
Natalia Gutman, cello; Yuri Bashmet, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 616 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:29:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02204

Firma Melodiya continues the series of compact discs dedicated to December Evenings Festival that takes place at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. This album, like the previous one, is dedicated to the 1985 festival World of Romanticism and includes recordings featuring Sviatoslav Richter. The atmosphere of December Evenings, an event initiated by the great pianist, differed from usual philharmonic concerts. The spirit of music as an inseparable part of "fusion of arts" the romanticists dreamt of was invisibly felt in each number; a sensitive listener can catch it in these, perhaps technically imperfect, concert recordings from thirty years ago. The works by Schubert, Schumann and Chopin were performed by Sviatoslav Richter in ensemble with his outstanding contemporaries, violinist and David Oistrakh's student Oleg Kogan who passed away prematurely, violist Yuri Bashmet, cellist Natalia Gutman and clarinettist Anatoly Kamyshov.

Sviatoslav Richter - Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16 and 17 – Richter (2020)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16 and 17 – Richter (2020)

Sviatoslav Richter - Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16 and 17 – Richter (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 264 MB | Tracks: 9 | 78:33 min
Style: Classical | Label: Musical Concepts

“Richter's interpretations in these years had an elemental power, unselfconscious abandon that was refined and tempered in later life . These entirely unedited performances, given over more than three decades from the mid 1950s to late 1980s, feel not only live but somehow extraordinarily real. Not that Richter ever gives the impression of playing for the microphone, and his vision of musical structures remains constant whether in the studio or concert-hall. … The Schubert D major Sonata (studio recording 1956) is a tower of inner strength” (Gramophone)

Sviatoslav Richter - The 100 Anniversary: Essential (2015)

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Sviatoslav Richter - The 100 Anniversary: Essential (2015)

Sviatoslav Richter – The 100 Anniversary: Essential (2015)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) – 1.4 Gb | 05:52:58
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya

For the 100th anniversary of Sviatoslav Richter, Firma Melodiya presents its arguably biggest project in its semicentennial history. The name of Sviatoslav Richter is inscribed in gold in the history of music. He was not just “more than a pianist,” he was even more than a musician. An owner of composing, conducting, artistic, directing and acting gifts, a connoisseur of literature, arts and philosophy, with a will of iron he made all his gifts serve the art of pianism.

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: The Last Three Piano Sonatas (2017)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: The Last Three Piano Sonatas (2017)

Sviatoslav Richter - Beethoven: The Last Three Piano Sonatas (2017)
MP3 320 Kbps - 385 MB | 02:30:17
Genre: Classical | Label: Urania Records

Soviet pianist Sviatoslav Richter is still regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time. He was known for the depth of his interpretations, his virtuoso technique, and his vast repertoire. His career was truly launched with he won the Stalin Prize in 1949, leading to extensive concert tours across Russia, Eastern Europe, and China. For this release, which was recorded in Leipzip in 1963, he beautifully performs Beethoven’s final three piano sonatas, Op. 109, 110, and 111, as well as several of his other sonatas, including the “Appassionata” and “Der Sturm.”

Sviatoslav Richter - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5, Piano Sonata No. 8 (1997)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5, Piano Sonata No. 8 (1997)

Sviatoslav Richter - Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5, Piano Sonata No. 8 (1997)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 296 MB | 55:00
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Sviatoslov Richter was a friend of the composer, and he played all of this music in Prokofiev's presence. His performances have since acquired almost cult status among pianists–a reputation they richly deserve. The Fifth Piano Concerto is a pithy, technically difficult work in five short movements, which Richter plays as though he had composed them himself. The Eighth Sonata, by contrast, was composed during the Second World War, and the contrast between simple lyricism and horrifying violence leaves no doubt whatsoever as to what the composer was attempting to describe. These mid-price reissues sound better than ever, and artistically speaking, they are priceless.

Sviatoslav Richter, Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Symphony No.6 'Pathetique' (2012) [Re-Up]

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Sviatoslav Richter, Yevgeny Mravinsky, LPO - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Symphony No.6 'Pathetique' (2012) [Re-Up]

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Symphony No.6 'Pathetique' (2012) [Richter Edition]
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350 069 | Time: 01:18:35

This volume from Praga's critically-acclaimed Richter Edition series features an audiophile SACD remastering of the great Russian pianist playing Tchaikovsky. The program pairs the composer's two most popular scores in performances by two uncontested Russian masters. This recording resurrects of one of Sviatoslav Richter;s rare encounters with one of the finest conductors of the 20th century, Yevgeny Mravinsky. Richter is heard in a fiery 1958 recording of the first Piano Concerto, while Mravinsky is featured in a 1956 recording of the Pathetique symphony. This is an indispensable release for anyone interested in these two legendary artists.

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The Authorised Recordings - Brahms, Schumann (1994)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The Authorised Recordings - Brahms, Schumann (1994)

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The Authorised Recordings - Brahms, Schumann (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:04:07 | 751 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 438 477-2

Richter was always a fan of Schubert's Piano music. He recorded over half of the Sonatas, the Wanderer Fantasie, some of the Impromptus and the Trout Piano Quintet to name a few works. Early in his career he would tear through impromptus, and play the Wander Fantasie with force and power. Fast forward much later at this point when these Sonatas were performed, and Richter was still playing some of the most difficult works in piano repertoire, such as Prokofiev Sonatas, Chopin Etudes and Liszt. In the case of these of composers its hard not to be inclined to be enjoy his earlier recordings more, but that is not the case here with Schubert.

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The Authorised Recordings - Chopin, Liszt (1994)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The Authorised Recordings - Chopin, Liszt (1994)

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter: The Authorised Recordings - Chopin, Liszt (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:29:29 | 774 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 438 620-2

In 1994-95, Philips released a 20+ disc box set titled Richter - The Authorized Recordings. Each volume was divided up by various composers, and recordings ranged from 1963 - 1992. This album is a 3 disc set that contains works by Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin exclusively. The recordings range from 1966 to 1992, most of which are from recitals in the late 80s. At this point Richter’s career was certainly closer to its end and the reigning virtuoso he was the 50s and 60s was clearly on decline as is common with most aging pianists.

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter in Paris (2004)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Richter in Paris (2004)

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter in Paris (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 214 MB | 43:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Artemis Classics

This memorable recital testified once more the sublime interpretative grandness of this remarkable pianist. Gifted with an impressive musical versatility, Richter played without any sort of difficulty a repertoire so kaleidoscopic like this one.

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter The Master, Vol. 7: Brahms & Schumann (2007)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Richter The Master, Vol. 7: Brahms & Schumann (2007)

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter The Master, Vol. 7: Brahms & Schumann (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 545 MB | 02:10:42
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

First of all, the Brahms selections are among the finest in the entire Richter the Master series. As a glance at the online Richter discography discloses, the two sonata aren't the same readings as on a previous Decca release. Sonatas no. 1 and no. 2 are from the same recital in Tours, June 19, 1988, the year that the great man turned 73. The live recording is closely miked bu clear and full, and despite complaints about his hard touch, it's not anything beyond what we often hear from Richter; consult the more mercurial and restless Decca account for a fair comparison. In fact, it's short-sighted to fault any of Philips' recordings for sound quality given the often abysmal sonics on countless live concerts taped on the fly by amateurs, the Soviets, and various radio stations.

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter The Master, Vol. 8: Bach (2007)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Richter The Master, Vol. 8: Bach (2007)

Sviatoslav Richter - Richter The Master, Vol. 8: Bach (2007)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 588 MB | 02:31:01
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

It would be impossible to say enough good about this two-disc set of Sviatoslav Richter playing Bach. Coupling three English suites and three French suites plus a pair of toccatas and a fantasia in live recordings from 1991 and 1992, Richter gives every movement, line, rhythm, and note its own weight and character, but also conveys every detail's critical function in the work as a whole. One could, for instance, characterize his E flat major French Suite as serene, his F major English Suite as playful, or his D minor Toccata as thoughtful, but doing so would not fully capture Richter's fusion of individuality and inevitability.