Sviatoslav Richter plays Mussorgsky & Tchaikovsky | Praga Digitals DSD350076

Sviatoslav Richter plays Mussorgsky & Tchaikovsky

Label: Praga Digitals

Cat No: DSD350076

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 21st October 2016



Richter's creative flair lifts hitherto neglected pieces by Tchaikovsky to the level of Mussorgsky's mighty Pictures in recordings from Moscow to New York.

A Russian pianist known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso technique, and vast repertoire, Richter is considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century and his approach resulted in some of the most distinctive and individual performances of the piano repertoire ever recorded. In later life he took to playing at very short notice in small, most often darkened halls, with only a small lamp lighting the score. Richter said that this setting helped the audience focus on the music being performed, rather than the performer's grimaces and gestures.

Recorded: Prague, 14 November 1956 (Pictures); Moscow, 6 December 1954 (Sonata); New York, 25 October 1960 (Seasons)

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