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Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011) 2CDs

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Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011) 2CDs

Sviatoslav Richter - Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 288 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 01848 | Time: 02:01:44

This cycle of preludes and fugues composed by Johann Sebastian Bach ranks tremendously high in the world of music. It is not just one of the immortal masterpieces of the world music literature; it is an encyclopedia of polyphonic art, a handbook for life, and an inexhaustible source of delight. Sviatoslav Richter said, Whenever I set to the Well-Tempered Clavier, I always get consumed with a desire not to exclude any of the sides for the sake of one narrow and dogmatic position. I am confident that Bach can be played in different ways, with different articulation and different dynamics, as long as the whole is preserved and the performance is convincing.

Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (1995)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (1995)

Sviatoslav Richter, Stanisław Wisłocki, Herbert von Karajan - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 71:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 447 420-2 | Recorded: 1959, 1963

This 1995 release from Deutsche Grammophon combines two memorable concerto recordings by Sviatoslav Richter. Almost all of Richter's recordings are considered legendary – particularly since he did not like recording in the studio – but these are rightfully so. They were some of the first that were released widely in the west, where he was still something of a new talent in the late '50s-early '60s, although a middle-aged man by then. The Rachmaninov Concerto No. 2 with Stanislaw Wislocki and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra dates from 1959 and was met with high praise from most for its detail and the depth of Richter's knowledgable interpretation. It is not as ardent as most other pianists' readings, but its clarity speaks volumes and can still move the listener.

Sviatoslav Richter - J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3; Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Concerto for 2 Pianos BWV 1061 (2003) [Re-Up]

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Sviatoslav Richter - J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3; Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Concerto for 2 Pianos BWV 1061 (2003) [Re-Up]

J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3; Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Concerto for 2 Pianos BWV 1061 (2003)
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Anatoly Vedernikov, piano (BWV 1061)
USSR State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kurt Sanderling
Moscow Chamber Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Barshai

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00731 | Time: 01:01:33

From the irresitably forceful opening bars of the English Suite's prelude to the throbbing repeated octaves of the D minor concerto, Richter shows why many of Bach's works are ideally suited to the piano. The Bach concerto is often regarded as a student piece, or relegated to refined performances on the harpsichord. Not here – the bookend movements are as maniacal, pulsing and driving as the best of John Coltrane or Prokofiev. The CD is worth it just for those movements, but Richter's treatment of the English Suite is equally enlightening, especially the Prelude and Gavotte.

Sviatoslav Richter - Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky: Piano Works (1994)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky: Piano Works (1994)

Sviatoslav Richter - Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky: Piano Works (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 61:09 | 61:09 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | Catalog: 10 00515

Sviatoslav Richter commands legendary status in the keyboard world with almost superhuman technique and a level of intensity never exceeded in my memory. On this Melodiya album, the pianist performs the Tchaikovsky Piano Sonata No. 3 and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition. Pictures was recorded in 1958. The Tchaikovsky Piano Sonata No. 3 is rarely heard in the recital hall. It sounds more like a piano transcription of an orchestral work than one written for piano, and the chord-oriented work cumbersome on the keyboard. With full orchestra, I'm sure the effect would be quite beautiful.

Sviatoslav Richter - Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Preludes (2012)

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Sviatoslav Richter - Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Preludes (2012)

Sviatoslav Richter (piano) - Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Preludes (2012)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, USSR Radio-TV State Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Kurt Sanderling

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 368 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350 056 | Time: 01:15:39

In celebration of their twentieth anniversary, this essential release from Praga focuses on the artistry of the great Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter. In an all-Rachmaninov program, Richter is heard in the first two Piano Concertos accompanied by the great conductor Kurt Sanderling in live performances recorded in the 50s - well before he began touring internationally. Praga's hybrid SACD pairs remastered monophonic recordings of the concertos with four of Richter's favorite Preludes recorded in stereo during his first tour of North America in 1960. Praga has employed the best of today's cutting-edge restoration techniques to present these important historical recordings in all their original glory.

S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]

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S. Richter, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms: Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012) [Re-Up]

Beethoven - Triple Concerto, Op. 56; Brahms - Double Concerto, Op. 102 (2012)
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; David Oistrakh, violin
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 50999 6 78705 2 3 | Time: 01:10:09

The air on Mt. Olympus must have been something like that in Berlin’s Jesus-Christus-Kirche when, in September 1969, the threesome of Richter, Oistrakh and Rostropovich joined Herbert von Karajan for this majestic recording of Beethoven’s underrated Triple Concerto. That there could have been such a meeting of the minds in this gathering of greats is difficult to believe, until one remembers that the three soloists were frequent collaborators who all spoke the same musical language, and after years in the trenches knew each other and their conductor very well. As one would expect, the solo work of the three Russians is brilliant and deeply musical. But just as delightful is the way they adjust from solo to ensemble roles and play together, with perfect unanimity, in the duet and trio passages. Karajan and the Berliners provide a monumental accompaniment, weighty, powerful, and rich in tone. The recording, one of the best from EMI in this venue, has been remastered in exemplary fashion and is impressively detailed and vivid.

Sviatoslav Richter - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003) [Re-Up]

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Sviatoslav Richter - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003) [Re-Up]

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8 & 23; 8 Bagatelles; Choral Fantasy, Op.80 (2003)
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; All-Union Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kurt Sanderling
USSR State Russian Chorus, Artistic Director Alexander Sveshnikov

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00732 | Time: 01:19:37

This live Appassionata, from a Moscow recital of 1959, is one of the most thrilling piano performances ever recorded. Sviatoslav Richter fills every moment of the first movement with intense drama, creates the illusion of total repose in the central variations, and then takes off in the finale with an exhibition of musical virtuosity and ever-increasing tension that becomes almost unbearably intense (and unbelievably fast and accurate). The studio Pathétique is quite fine, and the Fantasy (sung in Russian!) well performed by all but still rather quaint in its effect. But don't miss that Appassionata!

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 in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives] Re-Up

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Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set [Historic Russian Archives] Re-Up

Sviatoslav Richter in Concert: Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt (2004) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.24 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 837 Mb | Scans ~ 31 mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 92229 | Time: 06:05:12

For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, it does not much matter if the sound is not all that great and it does not much matter if the repertoire is the same repertoire as always. It does not even matter much if the performances are not the greatest Richter ever recorded. For fans of Sviatoslav Richter, the only thing that matters is that there are new Richter recordings because that all by itself means that they will be some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded. And this five-disc set of Sonatas by Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt does not disappoint. With recordings dates from 1961 through 1975 and recording venues all in the USSR and its empire, the sound is hard and harsh. But with repertoire ranging from the last three Beethoven Sonatas through Schubert's last Sonata to Liszt's only Sonata, the music has the supreme masterpieces of the Romantic repertoire. And while there are Richter performances here and there that may arguably exceed these, Richter's performances here are as virtuosic, as expressive, as profound, and as transcendent as any he ever recorded. Which makes them some of the greatest performances of the greatest repertoire ever recorded.

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, 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 - The 100th Anniversary Edition [Box Set 50CDs] (2015) [Re-Up]

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Sviatoslav Richter - The 100th Anniversary Edition [Box Set 50CDs] (2015) [Re-Up]

Sviatoslav Richter - The 100th Anniversary Edition [Box Set 50CDs] (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7,54 Gb | Booklet 51,77 Mb
Label: Melodiya | Release Year: 2015

Sviatoslav Richter was not “one of” but the most prominent musician of the 20th century. His life was a charter of immunity for the divine criteria in art. 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. The set includes recordings of many of Richter’s ensemble performances with the likes of David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yuri Bashmet, Oleg Kagan, Natalia Gutman, the Borodin Quartet, the USSR Bolshoi Theatre String Quartet, the singer Nina Dorliak and others. The piano concertos played by Richter are conducted by some of the best Soviet conductors such as Kirill Kondrashin, Evgeny Svetlanov and Rudolf Barshai.

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.