Sviatoslav Richter Plays Rakhmaninov & Prokofiev

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Catalog: PH19052
Format: CD

Borodin Quartet; USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra; Richter, Sviatoslav; Sanderling, Kurt; Agarkov, Oleg Mihajlovic?; Philadelphia Orchestra; Kondrashin, Kirill; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; USSR State Symphony Orchestra; Dorliac, Nina; Rostropovich, Mstislav; Moscow Youth Symphony Orchestra; Ormandy, Eugene

Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) is regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Profil Edition Günter Hänssler has already released boxed sets of Richter’s interpretations of works by Ludwig van Beethoven (PH16030), Franz Schubert (PH17005), as well as Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms (PH17967). The edition presented here on eleven albums is dedicated to the two composers Sergey Rakhmaninov and Sergey Prokofiev. The two Russian (Soviet) composers were formidable pianists, like the composers mentioned above, and left for posterity compositions for their instrument with some incredibly difficult passages. To master them, in order to penetrate towards their musical core, requires first and foremost excellent piano technique.

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