- Performer:Sviatoslav Richter
- Title:Sviatoslav Richter at Carnegie Hall: All Beethoven Program (October 19, 1960)
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Photography By – Harry Hess (3). Piano – Sviatoslav Richter. Pitman pressing, identified by small "ᴘ" stamped in runout, with 6-eye labels. Laminated front and back cover, gatefold sleeve. First in a series of five performances at Carnegie Hall.
These recordings were drawn from his five dynamic performances at Carnegie Hall, a recital at the Mosque Theatre in Newark, and appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Charles Münch. Also included with these landmark performances are two studio albums Richter made for RCA, and a special 1988 live recording he made with Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
Sviatoslav Richter Live at Carnegie Hall - All Prokofiev Program. Sviatoslav Richter Recital - Live at Carnegie Hall, October 25, 1960. Sviatoslav Richter Recital - Live at Carnegie Hall, December 26 1960. Sviatoslav Richter Recital - Live at Carnegie Hall, October 28, 1960. Sviatoslav Richter Live at Carnegie Hall - All Beethoven Program. Sviatoslav Richter Plays Beethoven and Schumann - Live at Carnegie Hall (October 28, 1960). Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Album Collection. Sviatoslav Richter Live at Carnegie Hall: All Prokofiev Program (October 23, 1960). Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schumann, Chopin & Ravel - Live at Carnegie Hall (October 30, 1960). Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12 & 23. 2015. Sviatoslav Richter Plays Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Ravel - Live at Mosque Theatre (December 28, 1960).
Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter (Russian: Святосла́в Теофи́лович Ри́хтер, tr. Sviatosláv Teofílovich Ríkhter, IPA: ; March 20 1915 – August 1, 1997) was a Soviet pianist of Russian-German origin, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. He is known for the "depth of his interpretations, his virtuoso technique, and his vast repertoire.
RCA Victor's Richter Rediscovered lets us hear Sviatoslav Richter perform with intensity and purpose he rarely matched and still more rarely surpassed. This two-CD set comprises Richter's entire Dec. 26, 1960, Carnegie Hall recital and several encores from the same program two days later in Newark's Mosque Theater. Most transcripts of Richter's live performances miss details in his playing-the prismatic shimmer of his tone in all registers, for example, or the way he could instantaneously jump from triple pianissimo to triple fortissimo. On November 11, 1960 at the Masonic Memorial Temple in San Francisco, Richter gave an all Beethoven Sonatas Concert. I was 16 years old, a piano student at that time, and I was there. We went backstage to congratulate him and get an autograph (I still have the program framed). He looked totally spent as if he just finished a marathon.
Hi-Res Digital Download. Hi-Res Digital Download. Sviatoslav Richter Plays Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Ravel – Live at Mosque Theatre, December 28, 1960, Part I (2015).
Richter’s five October 1960 Carnegie Hall recitals showcased the breadth of his repertoire from Haydn and Beethoven to Debussy and Rachmaninoff, with one program completely devoted to Prokofiev, a composer with whom Richter worked closely. Indeed, Richter’s success inspired Arthur Rubinstein’s ten-concert Carnegie Hall marathon the following season. The series yielded nine LPs, including two that only were released in Japan. Long treasured as rare collectors’ items, they appear here for the first time on CD mastered from the original analogue tapes