Schumann: Piano Music (CD)

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Sviatoslav Richter

“Richter’s account of the Fantasia in C is a wonderfully poetic performance. (His) phrasing, his magnificent control of dynamics, his gift for seeing a large-scale work as a whole – all these contribute towards the impression of unmatchable strength and vision” (Penguin Guide 3 stars)

“How beautifully he makes the instrument sing in the soaring song melody of the Novelette No.1” (Gramophone)

  • [1] Introduction & Allegro Appassionato in G major Op.92*  15:34  
  • with Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Stanislav Wislocki

Fantasy in C major Op.17**

  • [2] Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschäftlich vorzutragen 13:44
  • [3] Mässig, durchaus energisch 6:43
  • [4] Langsam getragen, durchweg leise zu halten 11:01
  • [5] Toccata*  6:29
  • [6] Novellette No.1 in F major* 5:12
  • [7] Novellette No.2 in D major*** 5:53*
  • [8] Novellette No.8 in F# minor*** 11:39*