Although the late Sviatoslav Richter spent his later years concentrating on Bach, Beethoven, and Haydn, he never completely abandoned the music of his native country. His reading of Rachmaninov’s most popular concerto, captured in fine late-’50s stereo, is one of the most glorious ever recorded. Richter’s amazing technique is completely up to the demands of Rachmaninov’s difficult writing, and he plays the heart-on-sleeve melodies with such refined intensity that they never sound sentimental. This performance is a truly amazing example of great pianism, very strongly supported by the fine orchestra and its little-known conductor.
# Composer: Sergeji Rachmaninov
# Pianist: Svjatoslav Richter
# Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra of the National Philarmony Warsaw
# Conductor: Stanislav Vislocki
# Vinyl (1960)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 2.04 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
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