Richter Plays Liszt (CD)

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Artist:
Sviatoslav Richter, London Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

“Richter’s performances are very distinguished indeed … playing is unforgettable and so is his rapport with Kondrashin” (Penguin Guide 3 stars)

“equally brilliant with two quite different sides of this composer, with the luxuriant virtuosity of the the Etudes in particular being thrown off with a zestful freedom that must always be rare in such complex pieces . All connoisseurs should have these performances”. (Gramophone)

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Tracklisting:

Piano Concerto No.1 in Eb major, S124 [18:09]

1. Allegro maestoso 5:08
2. Quasi Adagio 4:58
3. Allegretto vivace – Allegro animato 3:57
4. Allegro marziale animato – Presto 4:04

Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, S125 [20:35]

5. Adagio sostenuto assai – Allegro agitato assai 7:17
6. Allegro moderato 4:56
7. Allegro deciso – Marziale un poco meno allegro 3:44
8. Allegro animato – Stretto (molto accelerando) 4:36
(both above, London –studio–1961)

9. Hungarian Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra, S123 14:26
(R.A.H London, 1961)
10. Funérailles (Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses, No.7) 11:07
11. Gnomenreigen (Konzertetuden, No.2) 2:29
12. Liebestraum No.3 4:25
(above all in concert Budapest, 1958)
13. Feux Follets (Etudes d’exécution transcendente, No.5) 3:27
(in concert Sofia, 1958)