Sviatoslav RICHTER Archives

Vol. 1: BEETHOVEN: Four late piano sonatas

No.28 in A major Op.101; No.30 in E major Op.109. Live performances, recorded in Ohrid , Macedonia, on July 30, 1971.
No.31 in A flat major Op.110; No.32 in C minor Op.111. Live performances, recorded in Tokyo, Japan, on June 1, 1974.


Vol. 2: CHOPIN: Recitals 1954 - 1977

Four Scherzi: #1 in b Op.20; #2 in in b flat Op.31; #3 in c# Op.39; #4 in E Op.54
Live performance, Carnegie Hall, New York, USA, April 15, 1965.
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat Op. 61. Live performance Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 10, 1954.
Barcarole in F# Op.60; Valses: in A flat Op.34 No.1; in a Op.34 No.2; in F Op.34 No.3
Live Performance, Salzburg, Austria, August 26, 1977.
Mazurkas: in c# Op.63 No.3; in C Op. 67 No. 3; in F Op.68 No.3; in a Op. Posth No.2
Live performance, Helsinki, Finland, Aug 25, 1976.


Vol. 3: CHOPIN: Recitals 1954 - 1990

6 Études from Op. 10: Nos. 1, 6, 10, 11, 12, 4
Live Performance, Royal Festrival Hall, London, UK, Jan. 27, 1963
Polonaise-Fantasie in Ab major Op. 61; Scherzo No. 4 in E major Op. 54
Valse in F major Op. 34 No. 3; Valse in Db minor Op. 70 No. 3
Étude in F# minor Op. 25 No. 7
Live performance, Helsinki, Finland, Aug 25, 1976
10 Preludes from Op. 28: Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11, 4, 5, 6, 7. 19, 17
Live performance, Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 10, 1954
Trois nouvelles études
Impromptu in F# major Op. 36; Impromptu in Gb major Op. 51
Live performance, La Roque d'Anthéron, France, Jan. 31, 1990


Vol. 4: BRAHMS

Piano concerto No. 2, Op. 83
with George Enescu Symphony Orchestra of Bucharest, George Georgescu, conductor
Live Performance, Bucharest, Romania, September, 1961
Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel Op. 24
Live performance, Krasnoyarsk, August 29, 1988
First ever commercial releases! Richter's only available version of the Handel Variations

Piano concerto No. 5 in G major Op. 55
With USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov
Live performance, Moscow Conservatory,
c. 1964
Piano sonata No. 6 in A major Op. 82
Live performance, Budapest,
April 29, 1963
Piano sonata No. 2 in D minor Op. 14
Live performance Carnegie Hall, New York,
April 19, 1965
Visions fugitives Op. 22 Nos. 3,4,5,6,8,9,11,14,15,18,20
Live performance Kiev,
July 10, 1962
First ever commercial releases!
Visions fugitives: The most complete set ever presented from Richter's repertory!

Vol. 6: 1972 Recital, Szeged, Hungary
Schubert: Piano sonata in C minor D. 958
Mendelssohn: Songs without Words. Op. 19 No. 1,2,3,5,6
Chopin: Nocturne in Bb minor Op. 9 No. 1
Debussy: Images: Book I; Hommage à Haydn; L'isle joyeuse
Richter's only released recordings ever of Mendelssohn's Songs without Words, Chopin's Nocturne No. 1, and Debussy's Hommage à Haydn

Vol. 7: SCHUMANN                


Quintet for piano and strings in Eb major Op. 44
with the Borodin String Quartet: Mikhail Kopelman; Andrei Abramenkov; Dmitri Shebalin; Valentin Berlinsky
Live performance, Moscow, December 31, 1985, First release ever!
Fantasie in C major Op. 17 Live performance, Budapest, June 12, 1980, First release ever!
Novelettes Op. 21 No. 1 in F major and No. 2 in D major Live performance, Dubrovnik, August 15, 1967
Song (Clara Schumann): Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen Op. 37/2
with Nina Dorliac (soprano) Moscow, 1950, First time on CD!
Song: Mit Myrten und Rosen Op. 24/9
 with Nina Dorliac (soprano) Live performance, Bucharest, 1948, First time on CD!

Vol. 8: Recital of March 18, 1990 Savona, Italy                


                              Mozart: Piano sonata in Bb major K. 570
Prokofiev: Piano sonata No. 4 in C minor Op. 29 ("from old Notebooks")
 Debussy: Etudes Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 12; Preludes Book II: Nos. 11 & 12
Richter's only released recordings ever of Mozart's sonata K.570 and of the Debussy etudes.

Vol. 9: Recital of December 22, 1974 at the Moscow conservatory                


                              Miaskovsky: Piano sonata No. 3 in C minor Op. 19
                             Shostakovich: 4 Preludes and Fugues from Op. 87: Nos. 19, 20, 21, 22
Prokofiev: Piano sonata No. 8 in Bb major Op. 84
                                                 First time ever

Vol. 10: 5 Recitals, October 18, 23, 25, 28, 30, 1960 in Carnegie Hall, New York
DHR-7864-9 6CDs set

Beethoven: Sonatas: Nos. 3 in C, Op. 2/3; No. 7 in D, Op. 10/3; No. 9 in E, Op. 14/1
No. 12 in Ab, Op. 26; No. 22 in F, Op. 54; No. 23 in f, Op. 57 (Appassionata)
Haydn: Sonata in C, Hob. XVI:50; Schubert: Impromptu in Ab, Op. 90/4
Prokofiev: Sonatas: No. 6 ,Op. 82; No. 8, Op. 84; Sonatina, Op. 59/3; Paysage, Op. 59/2 Pensées, Op. 62/3 Gavotte, Op. 95/2
Debussy: Suite bergamasque; Images I; L'Isle joyeuse; Preludes Nos. 3, 5; Cloches à travers les feuilles
Ravel: Oiseaux tristes; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Jeux d'eau; Scriabin: Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Schumann: Novelettes, Op. 21 Nos. 1, 2, 8; Fantasy, Op. 17; Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 No. 2 Aufschwung
Chopin: Scherzo No. 4, Op. 54; Mazurka No. 15, Op. 24/2; Etudes: Op. 10 No. 1 & No. 3
Rachmaninoff: Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and Op. 32 Nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12

Vol. 11: Bach, Beethoven, Prokofiev Concertos; Paris 1964/1967                


                              BACH: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Orchestre National de la ORTF, Lorin Maazel, conductor. Live performance, Paris, December 5, 1964
PROKOFIEV: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in G major, Op. 55
Orchestre National de France, Lorin Maazel, conductor; Live performance, Paris, April 18, 1967
 First time ever

Vol. 12: BRAHMS:            


Piano Quintet in f, Op. 34
With: Tátrai String Quartet (Tátrai; Szücs; Konrád; Banda)
Live Performance, Budapest, Feb.13, 1958
Paganini Variations, Op. 35
Live Performance, Takasaki, Oct.16, 1986
Four pieces from Op. 116:
Capriccio in g, Op. 116/3; Intermezzo in e, Op. 116/5; Intermezzo in c, Op. 116/6; Capriccio in d, Op. 116/7
Live Performance, Cesena, April 11, 1992
First time ever

Vol. 13: SCHUMANN:            


           Geoge Georgescu    Pierre Fournier  Yuri Bashmet
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
with the USSR State Orchestra, George Georgescu, Conductor
Live Performance, Moscow, April 17, 1958

Etudes on Caprices by Paganini, Op.10/4. 5, 6
Live Performance, Takasaki, October 16, 1986

Marchenbilder for Viola & Piano, Op.113
with Yuri Bashmet - Viola, Live Performance, Moscow, December 13, 1985
3 Fantasiestüke for Cello & Piano Op.73
with Pierre Fournier - Cello, Live Performance, Tours, July 3, 1969
First time ever

Vol. 14: DHR-7909/10  2CD-set            

Piano Concerto No.14 in Eb, K.449
Live Performance, Moscow, May 27, 1973
Piano Concerto No.15 in Bb, K.450
Live Performance, Leningrad, February 6, 1968
Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K.453
Live Performance, Leningrad, January 4, 1969
Piano Concerto No.22 in Eb, K.482
Live Performance, Moscow, September 27, 1966
Piano Concerto No.27 in Bb, K.595
Live Performance, Moscow, May, 1966
Moscow Chamber Orchestra; Rudolf Barshai, Conductor
Bonus: Piano Sonata in C, K.545
Polling, Germany, April 3, 1989. Recorded from the audience.

Vol. 15: Carnegie Hall, 1965

                        DHR-7940/1  2CDs-set
SCHUBERT: Sonata No.9 in B, D.575  First release ever.
BRAHMS: Ballades Op.10/1,2; Piano Pieces, Op.118/1,3,6  
First release ever.
CHOPIN: 4 Scherzos: Op.20, Op.31, Op.39, Op.54
RAVEL: Oiseaux triste from Miroirs
First release ever.
RACHMANINOFF: Prelude, Op.32/12; Etude Tableau, Op.39/3,9
First release ever
Live Performance, Carnegie Hall, New York, April 15, 1965
SCHUBERT: Sonata No.3 in E, D.459  
First release ever. The only version by Richter known to be recorded.
Live Performance, Hohenems, June 18, 1980
SCHUBERT: Two Impromptus, D.899/3,4  
First release ever.
Live Performance, Budapest, August 27, 1967
SCHUBERT: Moment Musical No.1 in C, D.780/1 
First release ever.
Live Performance, Budapest, February 11, 1958
SCHUBERT: March in E, D.606 First release ever.
The only version by Richter known to be recorded.
Live Performance, Moscow, May 3, 1978

Vol. 16: DHR-7945

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D minor
with Elisabeth Leonskaja - piano
Latvian Symphony Orchestra, Peter Magi - conductor
Live performance, Tours, June 26, 1993

Aubade - Concerto for Piano and 18 Instruments
Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Live performance, Tours, July 3, 1965

Quintet for Piano and String Quartet No.2 in C minor, Op.64
with the Borodin String Quartet
Live performance, Leningrad, May 28, 1960

Vol. 17: DHR-7954
Live performance, Budapest, August 27, 1967

Schubert: Fantasia in C major, Wanderer, D. 760
Schumann: Novelettes, Op.21: No.1 in F major and No.2 in D major
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.7 in D major, Op.10 No.3
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, Tempest, Op.31 No.2

Vol. 18: DHR-7959
Live performance, Budapest, February 11, 1958

Sonata in A major, D.664 (Op.120)
Impromptu in Ab major, D.899 (Op.90) No.4
Funérailles (No.7 from Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses)
Gnomenreigen (No.2 from Konzertetüden)
Liebestraum No.2; Liebestraum No.3
Valse oubliée No.1 in F# minor
Valse oubliée No.2 in Ab major
Valse oubliée No.3 in Db major
Sonetto del Petrarca No.123 (from Années de Pèlerinage II)
Feux Follets (No.5 from Études d'exécution transcendante)

Vol. 19: Boston Symphony Debut DHR-7972/3  2CDs-set

BRAHMS: Piano concerto No. 2 in Bb major, Op. 83
BEETHOVEN: Piano concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch conductor
Live Performance, Boston, November 1. 1960
BEETHOVEN: Piano concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Witold Rowicki conductor
Live Performance, November 5, 1954
SAINT-SAENS: Piano concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin conductor
Live Performance, April 3, 1955

Vol. 20: DHR-7999

Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra
Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Yury Nikolayevsky, conductor
Live Performance, Moscow August 2, 1980
Sonata for
Viola and Piano Op. 11 No. 4
with Yuri Bashmet
Live Performance, Budapest, January 14, 1985
Piano Sonata No. 2 (1936}
Live Performance, Moscow, May 2, 1985
Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in Bb major (1938)
with Andris Arnitsans
Live Performance, Moscow, May 22, 1978
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano in Bb major (1939)
with Vladimir Zikov
Live Performance, Moscow, May 22, 1978

Vol. 21: DHR-8010 (DVD)

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 Op. 21
with Oleg Kagan -violin
Piano Sonata Op. 38 No. 1 Sonata-Reminiscenza
with Galina Pisarenko Soprano
To the Dreamer, Op. 32/6; The Flower, Op. 36/2: Winter evening, Op. 13/1; Night, Op. 36/5
To Lyrics by Pushkin
I Can't Forget That Sweetest Moment, Op. 32/5
To Lyrics by Delvig
Moscow December 27, 1981

Vol. 22: DHR-8022/23 (2CDs set)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra - Kurt Sanderling, Conductor
Live Performance, Leipzig, November 30, 1963
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Moscow Chamber Orchestra - Rudolf Barshai, Conductor
Live Performance, Moscow, May 27, 1973
33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
Rondo in C major, Op. 51 No. 1; Rondo in G major, Op. 51 No. 2
Live performances, Heide, July 3, 1986

Vol. 23: DHR-8037

Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 21
P9iano Sonata No. 3, Op. 36
Mythes - Trois Poemes for Violin & Piano:
1. La Fontaine d'Arethuse
3. Dryades et Pan (Repeated as encore)
Live performance, Warsaw, November 25, 1982
Sviatoslav Richter - Piano; Oleg Kagan - Violin

Vol. 24: DHR-8043

Capriccio in Bb major, BWV 992
Fantasia in C minor BWV 906
Sonata in C minor BWV 963
Live Performance, Moscow, October 13, 1948
English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
Live Performance, Moscow, November 27, 1948
French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
Live Performance, Dublin, November 16, 1968
Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54
Live Performance, Moscow, November 27, 1948

BEETHOVEN: The five sonatas for Cello and Piano (complete)
Live, from the 1964 Edinburgh Festival

Sviatoslav Richter & Mstislav Rostropovich

Their one and only live performance ever, of Beethoven's five cello & piano sonatas

DHR-7731/2  2CD-set

Mstislav Rostropovich & Sviatoslav Richter
DHR-7931/2 2CDs set
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.3 in A major, Op.69
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.4 in C major, Op.102 No.1

Live performance, Moscow, March 1, 1950. (First release ever)
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in E minor, Op.38
Two versions: Live performances, Moscow, March 1, 1950 (First release ever) & Aldeburgh, June 20, 1964
Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op.36
Live performance, Aldeburgh, June 20, 1964
Sonata for Cello and Piano No.1 in C major, Op.119
World premier performance, Moscow, March 1, 1950

DAVID OISTRAKH Collection Vol. 10  DHR-7800

Live, Moscow 1970

BEETHOVEN: 3 Sonatas for Violin and Piano

No. 1: in D major Op. 12 No. 1; No. 3: in Eb major Op. 12 No. 3; No. 10: in G major Op. 96

Legendary Treasures