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Svjatoslav Richter »Piano Recital 1994«
1 CD | 78min | Nr. 93.712
CD 1: » Edvard Grieg: Gratitude op. 62 No. 2 – Allegro semplice
» Edvard Grieg: Scherzo No. 34 e minor op. 54 No. 5 – Prestissimo leggiero - Più tranquillo - Tempo I
» Edvard Grieg: Puck op. 71 No. 3 – Allegro molto
» Edvard Grieg: Mondnacht op. 71 No. 4 – Lento
» César Franck: Prélude, Chorale et Fugue b minor FWV 21
» Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
» Maurice Ravel: Miroirs

While there is no disputing Richter's extraordinary technique, what sets his interpretations apart was his ability to immerse himself completely into the music he performed, allowing the purity of the composer's original vision to dominate his musical choices. Richter himself said: "The interpreter is really an executant, carrying out the composer's intentions to the letter. He doesn't add anything that isn't already in the work. If he is talented, he allows us to glimpse the truth of the work that is in itself a thing of genius and that is reflected in him. He shouldn't dominate the music, but should dissolve into it."

This extraordinary approach is on full display in the current program. Collectors have long regarded Richter's performances of Grieg's Lyric Pieces as definitive, while his Ravel emphasizes the inherent Neo-Classical structure underlying the virtuosic display.

hänssler CLASSIC is proud to present this exceptional document of one of the 20th century's greatest pianists.