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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (World Record Club) Franz Schubert – Richter Plays Schubert

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In the world of great pianos sonatas by composers ranging from Beethoven to Prokofiev, Schubert’s 21 Sonatas are too often neglected. Schubert’s late piano sonatas are some of the greatest piano compositions and no pianist helped us realize this more than Sviatoslav Richter. No pianist has blended the classical, melodic, sensitive and dark elements to be found in Schubert’s music better than he did. Richter performed over half of the sonatas, and here he plays the sonata in A-Major D. 664. In addition the wonderful ‘Wanderer’ fantasy.

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Sviatoslav
Richter
Vinyl 1963
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: World Record Club
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 901 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Melodiya) Dmitri Shostakovich – The 15 String Quartets (Borodin Quartet, Sviatoslav Richter)

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There are too many superlatives that one could use to review this set. The music is made to sound both ravishing and frightening. These performances are among the very best that are available on recorded format, if not THE very best, and are something of a reference work because the Borodins worked so closely with Shostakovich throughout his life, and the composer shared many exclusive insights with them. In fact, the Borodins frequently performed Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet with Shostakovich himself at the piano, and there was a very famous concert that they all gave of that work in Gorky in 1964 which was the composer’s last public peformance as a pianist. People in the audience cried, hugged each other and held hands as Shostakovich walked off stage…

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Borodin Quartet, Sviatoslav Richter

Vinyl (1979-83)
Number of Discs: 7
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Melodiya
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 7.87 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Melodiya) Dmitri Shostakovich – Viola Sonata, Violin Sonata (Oistrakh, Druzhinin, Muntyan, Richter)

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The Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 is the last composition by Dmitri Shostakovich. Completed in July 1975, just weeks before his death, it is dedicated to Fyodor Druzhinin, violist in the Beethoven Quartet. The work received its official premiere in October 1975 with the performing forces of violist Fyodor Druzhinin and pianist Mikhail Muntyan. Appearing at the end of the composer’s compositional output, the Sonata for Viola and Piano effectively represents the bleak, mortality-obsessed late style composition of Shostakovich.
Dmitri Shostakovich composed Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 134 in the autumn of 1968 in Moscow, completing it on October 23. It is set in three movements and lasts approximately 31 minutes. It is dedicated to the violinist David Oistrakh, who premiered the work on May 3, 1969 in the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

# Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
# Performer:
David Oistrakh, Fyodor Druzhinin, Mikhail Muntyan, Sviatoslav Richter
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Vinyl 1970-76
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: EMI/Melodiya

# DR-Analysis: DR 13
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Size: 1.21 GB
# Scan: Yes

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Philips) Franz Liszt – Piano Concerti No. 1 + 2 (Richter/Kondrashin)

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A true Mercury-Recording, brought on 180g Virgin Vinyl to you by Speakers Corner from 2010
Since they were first issued, Sviatoslov Richter’s Liszt Piano Concerti have been widely admired as the finest performances available, and for most listeners they still are. Now they have been remastered by none other than Wilma Cozart Fine, Mercury Living Presence’s goddess of the sound console, and they have come up sounding better than ever. Even if you hate Liszt, hate concertos, hate pianos, hate Russians, hate music in general, you should own and treasure (or punish yourself regularly) with this recording. –David Hurwitz

# Composer: Franz Liszt
# Performer: Sviatoslav Richter
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Kyril Kondrashin
# Vinyl (1961/2010)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# Size: 1.48 GB
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