Live at Carnegie Hall (13CD)

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Artist:
Sviatoslav Richter

Sviatoslav Richter's first North American tour in 1960 solidified his international standing as one of the 20th century’s most exciting, provocative and original Russian pianists. His Carnegie Hall debut consisted of five sold-out recitals within twelve days in October, with two recitals added in December. The complete recordings from these concerts - previously only available in two separate editions: Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Album Collection and Great Moments at Carnegie Hall - are gathered together for the first time in one collection of thirteen CDs in a slipcase box including a booklet with archival photos and a new essay by Carnegie Hall archivist Gino Francesconi.

The October 1960 recitals originally appeared on mono LPs in the United States (Columbia Masterworks) and Japan (Sony). They did not last long in the catalog, however, and became highly sought-after collectors’ items. By contrast, RCAs complete stereo master tapes from the December 23rd and 26th concerts came to light after Richter’s death in 1997. The recordings reveal the unusual breadth of the pianists enormous repertoire, including such Richter benchmarks as the Prokofiev Sixth and Eighth Sonatas, Schumann’s C Major Fantasie, Rachmaninov Preludes, Beethoven Sonatas, Scriabin’s Fifth Sonata, plus works by Haydn, Schumann and Debussy.

The 1960 Carnegie Hall series not only captures Richter in his prime, but also preserves his daring, unfettered artistry in its most honest, authentic manifestation, exactly as his audiences experienced him: live and unedited, and without a net.

Presented in original LP jackets.

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Tracklisting:

CD 1 & 2 - All Beethoven Program October 19, 1960

1. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3 / I. Allegro con brio
2. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3 / II. Adagio
3. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3 / III. Scherzo - Allegro
4. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3 / IV. Allegro assai
5. Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1 / I. Allegro
6. Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1 / II. Allegretto
7. Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1 / III. Rondo - Allegro comodo
8. Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" / I. Andante con variazoni
9. Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" / II. Scherzo - Allegro molto
10. Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" / III. Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un eroe
11. Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" / IV. Allegro

1. Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54 / I. In tempo d'un menuetto
2. Piano Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Op. 54 / II. Allegretto - Più allegro
3. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" / I. Allegro assai
4. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" / II. Andante con moto (attaca)
5. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" / III. Allegro ma non troppo
6. Impromptu in A-Flat Major, D. 899
7. Fantasiestücke, Op.12, No. 2 Aufschwung
8. Étude in C Major, Op. 10/1
9. Étude in C Minor, Op. 10/12

CD 3 & 4 - All Prokofiev Program October 23, 1960

1. 3 Pieces for Piano in C Major, Op. 59: No. 3, Sonatine Pastorale
2. 3 Pieces for Piano, Op. 59: No. 2, Landscape
3. Pensées, Op. 62, No. 3
4. Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82 / I. Allegro moderato
5. Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82 / II. Allegretto
6. Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82 / III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo
7. Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82 / IV. Vivace

1. Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat Major, Op. 84 / I. Andante dolce
2. Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat Major, Op. 84 / II. Andante sognando
3. Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat Major, Op. 84 / III. Vivace
4. Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat Major, Op. 84: III. Vivace

CD 5 & 6 - Sviatoslav Richter At Carnegie Hall October 25, 1960

Haydn: Piano Sonata in C Major, Hob.XVI:50
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Allegro molto

Schumann: Novelletten, Op. 21
4. Novelletten, Op. 21 / No. 1 in F Major
5. Novelletten, Op. 21 / No. 2 in D Major
6. Novelletten, Op. 21 / No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor

Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L. 75
1. I. Prélude
2. II. Menuet
3. III. Clair de lune
4. IV. Passepied

Debussy: Images, Book I, L. 110
5. I. Reflets dans l'eau
6. II. Hommage à Rameau
7. III. Mouvement
8. L'Isle joyeuse, L. 106
9. Debussy: Images, L. 111, No. 1: Cloches a travers les feuilles
10. Debussy: Préludes, L. 117, No. 3: Le vent dans la plaine - Animé
11. Debussy: Préludes, L. 117, No. 5: Les collines d'Anacapri - très modéré

CD 7 & 8 - Sviatoslav Richter At Carnegie Hall October 28, 1960

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 10, No. 3
1. I. Presto
2. II. Largo e mesto
3. III. Menuetto - Allegro
4. IV. Rondo - Allegro

Schumann: Novelleten, Op. 21
5. No. 1 in F Major
6. No. 2 in D Major
7. No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor

Rachmaninov: Preludes, Op. 23
1. No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor
2. No. 9 in A Major
3. No. 10 in B Minor
4. No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor
5. No. 8 in A-Flat Major
6. No. 1 in C Major
7. No. 2 in B-Flat Minor
8. No. 6 in F Minor
9. No. 7 in F Major
10. No. 2 in B-Flat Major
11. No. 4 in D Major
12. No. 5 in G Minor
13. No. 7 in C Minor

14. Chopin: Etude No. 3 in E Major, Op. 10
15. Chopin: Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24, No. 2
16. Debussy: Images, L. 111: No. 1, Cloches a travers les feuilles
17. Prokofiev: Cinderella Suite, Op. 95, No. 2: Gavotte

CD 9 - Sviatoslav Richter At Carnegie Hall October 30, 1960

Schumann: Fantasia in C Major, Op. 17
1. I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legendenton - Erstes Tempo - Adagio - Im Tempo
2. II. Mässig - Durchaus energisch - Etwas bewegter - Viel bewegter
3. III. Langsam getragen - Durchweg leise zu halten - Etwas bewegter - Nach und nach bewegter und schneller - Adagio

4. Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54
5. Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19
6. Ravel: Jeux d'eau, M. 30
7. Ravel: Miroirs, M. 43: No. 2, Oiseaux Tristes
8. Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 5 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 53
9. Rachmaninov: Prelude in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12

CD 10 & 11 - All Beethoven Program December 23, 1960

Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2
1. I. Allegro con brio
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Scherzo. Allegro
IV. Allegro assai

Piano Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1
5. I. Allegro
6. II. Allegretto
7. III. Rondo. Allegro comodo

Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No. 2
8. I. Allegro
9. II. Andante
10. III. Scherzo. Allegro assai

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2
1. I. Largo - Allegro
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Allegretto

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
4. I. Allegro assai
5. II. Andante con moto (attaca)
6. III. Allegro ma non troppo

CD 12 & 13 - Sviatoslav Richter At Carnegie Hall December 26, 1960

1. Applause for Sviatoslav Richter - Audience

Haydn: Piano Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
2. I. Allegro
3. II. Adagio
4. III. Allegro molto

5. Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54
6. Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47
7. Rachmaninov: Prelude in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23, No. 1
8. Rachmaninov: Prelude in A Major, Op. 32, No. 9
9. Rachmaninov: Prelude in B Minor, Op. 32, No. 10
10. Rachmaninov: Prelude in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12
11. Ravel: Jeux d'eau, M. 30
12. Ravel: La Vallée des cloches, M. 43

1. Applause for Sviatoslav Richter - Audience

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82
2. I. Allegro moderato
3. II. Allegretto
4. III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo
5. IV. Vivace

Prokofiev: Visions fugitives, Op. 22
6. No. 3 - Allegretto
7. No. 4 - Animato
8. No. 5 - Molto giocoso
9. No. 6 - Con eleganza
10. No. 8 - Commodo
11. No. 9 - Allegretto tranquillo
12. No. 11 - Con vivicità
13. No. 14 - Feroce
14. No. 15 - Inquieto
15. No. 18 - Con una dolce lentezza

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