Bartok, Beethoven, Berg, Bolshoi Theatre Quartet, Brahms, Britten, Cesar Franck, Chopin, David Oistrakh, Debussy, Dvorak, Haydn, Hindemith, Kondrashin, Liszt, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Natalia Gutman, Nina Dorliak, Oleg Kagan, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rostropovich, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, Svetlanov, Sviatoslav Richter, Tchaikovsky
Label : Melodiya
Format : Flac track
Cover : No
Melodiya recently marked its 50th birthday and now makes a unique present for both sophisticated experts and a broad circle of music lovers a 50-CD set of Sviatoslav Richter’s concert recordings!
It has to be understood that this collection is far from the complete phonographic legacy of the great musician. Nevertheless, the set includes plenty of exclusive, previously unreleased recordings that will make the hearts of even most erudite connoisseurs and collectors rejoice.
Most of the featured recordings are broadcasts from the concerts played in Moscow in 1962 to 1983. However, the exceptions are of special interest. These are:
• one of the first Sviatoslav Richter’s extant concert programmes – Schubert’s last sonata and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (1949);
• recording of the concert with Nina Dorliak in Bucharest, in 1958;
• recordings of “home” rehearsals with Nina Dorliak.
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.
The set looks like a black box in the form of a piano with a reading stand made from lined cardboard, containing, apart from 50 CDs, a set of 5 exclusive postcards.
Complete tracklist : http://www.mdt.co.uk/mdtnewsletter/content/RichterBox.pdf