Richter Plays Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov
Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 Kurt Sanderling Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 Evgeny Mravinsky
Richter brings his extraordinary creative individuality to these works. These recordings were made in 1959 when Richter had achieved genuine artistic maturity and Soviet performing arts were achieving a renaissance after the first International Tchaikovsky Competition.