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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.2*, Preludes for Solo Piano
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2
Rachmaninov / Tchaikovsky / Richter
Piano Concerto No. 2 - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Preludes
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• Includes 12-page booklet containing rare photos, original artwork, and new as well as the original LP liner notes - 24-bit Digitally Remastered

• Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Leningrad Academic Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conductors Kurt Sanderling* Yevgeni Mravinsky

• Soviet pianist Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) was well known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuosic technique, and vast repertoire. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Presented on this release is his wonderful interpretation of Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto, which he recorded in 1959 (initially issued on the Melodiya label). It has been complemented here with Richter’s interpretations of three piano preludes recorded the following year, and with the pianist’s 1958 reading of Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto. The versions of the two concertos presented here are considered among the best recordings of Richter’s discography.
Reviews For Piano Concerto No. 2 - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Preludes
Music Web Int - Ralph Moore
The superior playing of the Leningrad orchestra.
Richter's mesmeric virtuosity, breathtaking variety of touch and clearsighted sense of structural direction override any qualms about primitive sound.,P: ***** R:**