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Richter Edition [Box set]

Bach , Bartok , Beethoven , Chopin , Franck , Glazunov , Musorgsky , Myaskovsky , Sviatoslav Richter Audio CD
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Product Details

  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
  • Composer: Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Chopin, Franck, et al.
  • Audio CD (January 16, 1996)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Melodiya
  • ASIN: B000001HCO
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #461,117 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

BMG's Melodiya project has gathered together many of Sviatoslav Richter's best Soviet recordings here. Among highlights are the live Beethoven Appassionata Sonata, the live Alexander Scriabin performances, the exquisite Schubert Sonatas, the wonderfully idiomatic Chopin Second Concerto, and such rarities as Franck's Les Djinns and a previously unpublished Miaskovsky Sonata. There are superior Western remakes and live performances of some of these studio recordings, so some pianophiles might want to pick and choose among the separately available discs. But as a boxed treasury of great piano playing this set ranks as a memorable bargain. --Leslie Gerber

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have for Fans of Richter and of Great Pianists December 9, 1999
This set contains recordings of Bach, Bartok, Beethoven (including Pathetique and Appassionata), Chopin, Franck, Glazunov, Mussogsky, Myakovsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saens, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, and Tchaikovsky. The recordings were made from 1952- 1995 by Melodiya. Although the sonic quality of the older recordings is obviously not up to today's standards, the musicality is still there. Notes include some insight into Richter's background, training, and relationship with each composer's music.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this set August 27, 2000
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This box set is amazing. Richter's performance of Rachmaninov's 2nd concerto is even better than on the famed Deutsche Grammophon recording. Beethoven's 'Pathetique' is equally astounding, and the 'Apassionata' is--by his own admission--Richter's best performance of the piece. The rest of the set--from Bach to Prokofiev--showcases the breadth of Richter's talent. I recommend this to all; it is a bargain at any price.
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