Richter plays Schumann & Russians | Parnassus PDVD1203

Richter plays Schumann & Russians

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Label: Parnassus

Cat No: PDVD1203

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 1st September 2014

Contents

Works

Debussy, Claude

Preludes (12), Book 1
» no.3 Le vent dans la plaine (The wind on the plain)
Preludes (12), Book 2
» no.8 Ondine

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Moments musicaux (6), op.16
» no.6 in C major
Morceaux de Fantasie, op.3
» no.3 Melodie
» no.4 Polichinelle
Preludes (13), op.32
» no.12 in G sharp minor

Schumann, Robert

Bilder aus Osten, op.66
» no.5 in F minor
» no.6 in B flat minor
Blumenstuck, op.19
Concert Etudes (6) after Paganini caprices, op.10
» no.4 in C minor
» no.5 in B minor
» no.6 in E minor
Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival in Vienna), op.26
Fugues (4), op.72
Toccata in C major, op.7

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Morceaux (6), op.51
» no.1 Valse de salon in A flat major
» no.3 Menuetto-scherzando
Pieces (18), op.72
» no.12 L'espiegle
» no.15 Un poco di Chopin
The Seasons, op.37b
» VI June: Barcarolle
» V May: Starlit Nights

Artists

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Lyudmila Berlinskaya (piano)

Works

Debussy, Claude

Preludes (12), Book 1
» no.3 Le vent dans la plaine (The wind on the plain)
Preludes (12), Book 2
» no.8 Ondine

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Moments musicaux (6), op.16
» no.6 in C major
Morceaux de Fantasie, op.3
» no.3 Melodie
» no.4 Polichinelle
Preludes (13), op.32
» no.12 in G sharp minor

Schumann, Robert

Bilder aus Osten, op.66
» no.5 in F minor
» no.6 in B flat minor
Blumenstuck, op.19
Concert Etudes (6) after Paganini caprices, op.10
» no.4 in C minor
» no.5 in B minor
» no.6 in E minor
Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival in Vienna), op.26
Fugues (4), op.72
Toccata in C major, op.7

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Morceaux (6), op.51
» no.1 Valse de salon in A flat major
» no.3 Menuetto-scherzando
Pieces (18), op.72
» no.12 L'espiegle
» no.15 Un poco di Chopin
The Seasons, op.37b
» VI June: Barcarolle
» V May: Starlit Nights

Artists

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Lyudmila Berlinskaya (piano)

About

The first program on the disc consists of a collection of Schumann performances, highlighted by a complete performance of Faschingsschwank aus Wien, a Richter specialty, from 1976. The remainder of this program presents shorter Schumann works, including another great Richter specialty, the Toccata, all from a 1985 concert.

The second program is almost all Russian music, works of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, from a concert of 1982. This program concludes with two Debussy Preludes and a Rachmaninov Prelude from the same 1976 concert as the Schumann Faschingsschwank. We know that Debussy was not Russian, but he did spend time in the country and these performances were simply too good to discard.

Few videos of Richter have been issued, and most of those available show Richter in his later years. This release is only the second full-length program of Richter from the 1970s and ‘80s (after PDVD1201) issued on DVD.     

Contents:
Program 1: Schumann
(December 13, 1985 unless stated)
- Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26 (October 10, 1976)
- Blumenstück, Op.19
Bilder aus Osten, Op.66 (with Lyudmila Berlinskaya, piano)
- No.5 in F Minor
- No.6 in B Flat Minor
Etudes after Paganini Caprices, Op.10
- No.4 in C Minor
- No.5 in B Minor
- No.6 in E Minor
- Fugues (4), Op.72
- Toccata in C, Op.7

Program 2: Russians (January 4, 1982)
Tchaikovsky: The Months/Seasons, Op.37b
- May: Starlight Night
- June: Barcarolle
Tchaikovsky: 18 Morceaux, Op.72
- No.12 L'espiègle
- No.15 Un poco di Chopin
Tchaikovsky: 6 Morceaux, Op.51
- No.3 Menuetto scherzo
- No.1 Valse de salon

Rachmaninov: Moment musical in C, Op.16 No.6
Rachmaninov: Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op.3
- No.3 Mélodie
- No.4 Polichinelle

Debussy [honorary Russian] (October 10, 1976)
Préludes
- Book 1, No.3 Levent dans la pleine
- Book 2, No.8 Ondine
Rachmaninov: Prélude in G Sharp Minor, Op.32 No.12

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