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

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

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 - 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 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 - 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.

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 | Scans included | Time: 01:01:33
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00731

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 - 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.