Sviatoslav Richter – Dvorák, Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos (2012)
SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:30 + 58:59 minutes | 4,18 GB | Genre: Classical | © EMI Classics
MWC says: I really don’t understand these people at EMI Abbey Road! Besides making DSD from PCM 24/96 they have Quad masters of this recording, but produce only a Stereo SACD?
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“Richter’s Schumann seems to me unequalled by any other pianist; the slow movement of the Concerto is really exquisite. In the Grieg also, there is some splendid playing and the Adagio is most beautifully done.” ~Gramaphone
Sviatoslav Richter, Bayerisches Staatsorchester Munchen, Carlos Kleiber
01-Concerto in G minor, Op. 33 I. Allegro agitato 18:30
02-Concerto in G minor, Op. 33 II. Andante sostenuto 8:53
03-Concerto in G minor, Op. 33 III. Allegro con fuoco 11:07
Sviatoslav Richter, Orchestre National de l’Opera de Monte-Carlo, Lovro von Matacic
01-Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 I. Allegro molto moderato 12:41
02-Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 II. Adagio 6:09
03-Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato-Andante maestoso 9:57
04-Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 I. Allegro affettuoso 14:40
05-Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 II. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso) 5:06
06-Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 III. Allegro vivace 10:23