Fantasie (Obolen auf Beethovens Monument) in C, Op. 17: III. Langsam getragenSviatoslav Richter
Robert Schumann - Fantasie (Obolen auf Beethovens Monument) in C, Op. 17: III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten - Etwas bewegter
performed by Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Scherzo Nº. 4 in E, Op. 54
Sviatoslav Richter (1977)
“The wonderful Scherzo in E major, composed in 1842 and ‘43, stands alone among its companion works, and in Chopin’s entire output for its mellowness of tone and the deep, Olympian joy it exudes…It is the work’s radiant spirit which places it among Chopin’s most sublime conceptions, although as the best-mannered of the scherzos, it is also the most difficult to get to know.”
- Victor Lederer
(photo by angus clyne)
Prelude & Fugue No.2 in c-moll (BWV 847)Bach (Ð¡.Ð Ð¸Ñ ÑÐµÑ)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude & Fugue No.2 in c-moll
this is a matter of opinion, but i think richter’s interpretation is perfection.
Preludes, Op. 23: No. 2 in B-flat majorSviatoslav Richter
Rachmaninoff, Prelude No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 23 (1903)
Sviatoslav Richter, piano (April 1959)
1. Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major op. 61Chopin / Sviatoslav Richter
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major op. 61 (12:18)
Scriabin: Etude No. 11 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 8Sviatoslav Richter
Scriabin Etude No. 11 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 8
Liszt Ferenc (1811-1886): Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (excerpt) No. 9 Andante lagrimoso
Sviatoslav Richter - piano (September 11, 1982, Pesti Vigadó, Budapest)
Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C Major, Op.56: III. Rondo all polaccaSviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, David Oistrakh, Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Beethoven: triple Concerto for violin, Cello & Piano in C Major III. Rondo alla polacca - Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, David Oistrakh, Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56, more commonly known as the Triple Concerto, was composed in 1803 and later published in 1804 under Breitkopf & Härtel. The choice of the three solo instruments effectively makes this a concerto for piano trio and the only concerto Beethoven ever wrote for more than one solo instrument. A typical performance takes approximately thirty-seven minutes.
Beethoven’s early biographer Anton Schindler claimed that the Triple Concerto was written for Beethoven’s royal pupil, the Archduke Rudolf (Rudolf von Habsburg-Lothringen). The Archduke, who became an accomplished pianist and composer under Beethoven’s tutelage, was only in his mid-teens at this time, and it seems plausible that Beethoven’s strategy was to create a showy but relatively easy piano part that would be backed up by two more mature and skilled soloists. However, there is no record of Rudolf ever performing the work—it was not publicly premiered until 1808, at the summer “Augarten” concerts in Vienna—and when it came to be published, the concerto bore a dedication to a different patron: Prince Lobkowitz (Franz Joseph Maximilian Fürst von Lobkowitz).
III. Rondo alla polacca
Dramatic repeated notes launch into the third movement, which is a polonaise (also called “polacca”), an emblem of aristocratic fashion during the Napoleonic era, which is, thus, in keeping with the character of “polite entertainment” that characterizes this concerto as a whole. The bolero-like rhythm also characteristic of the polonaise, can be heard in the central minor theme of the final movement.