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Dvorák: Piano Concerto / Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy Import


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  • Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
  • Composer: Dvorák, Schubert
  • Audio CD (5 Oct 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00002438V
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,626 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op.33 (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro agitatoSviatoslav Richter/Carlos Kleiber/Bayerisches Staatsorchester18:34Album Only
Listen  2. Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op.33 (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Andante sostenutoSviatoslav Richter/Carlos Kleiber/Bayerisches Staatsorchester 8:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op.33 (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro con fuocoSviatoslav Richter/Carlos Kleiber/Bayerisches Staatsorchester11:15Album Only
Listen  4. Fantasy in C major D.760 ("Wandererfantasie") (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppoSviatoslav Richter 5:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Fantasy in C major D.760 ("Wandererfantasie") (1998 Digital Remaster): II. AdagioSviatoslav Richter 6:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Fantasy in C major D.760 ("Wandererfantasie") (1998 Digital Remaster): III. PrestoSviatoslav Richter 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fantasy in C major D.760 ("Wandererfantasie") (1998 Digital Remaster): IV. AllegroSviatoslav Richter 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Scriabinmahler TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Jan 2010
Format: Audio CD
Richter plays Dvorak Piano Concerto with warm affection and admirable technical polish. The way he captures the rapt serenity of the slow movement is simply magical. The outer movements glow with poetic beauty and rich tonal colours.

Wanderer-Fantasy, played with penetrating tone and uncompromising technical refinement, receives Lisztian rendition; not a hint of sentimentalism, but radiant with transcendental beauty.

Relatively good stereo recordings, beautifully remastered.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Elpenor on 1 Sep 2011
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Nobody, apart from perhaps Rudolf Firkusny, has made such a convincing case for the Dvorak Piano Concerto as Richter has. But Firkusny never had the benefit of working with Carlos Kleiber, who illuminates the orchestral part with so many felicitous details while at the same time sounding fresh and spontaneous. Richter's playing carries the authority one would expect from such a marvellous pianist. The Dvorak is a deceptively difficult piece - it doesn't sound particularly 'virtuosic' but is at the same time extremely difficult to play. Richter makes light of the technical difficulties in a mercurial performance that doesn't lack poise either. It's clear he loves the work.

Interestingly, Richter himself thought this recording wasn't altogether successful, saying that both he and Kleiber were tense at the time. If that was the case, I certainly don't think it shows - this, more than any other recording, makes the Dvorak sound like an A-list piece.

The Schubert Wanderer Fantasy is also a classic - only Richter has managed to capture the full terror of the outburst in the Adagio, for example. This recording is more polished and controlled than his wild (but more exciting) live recording on BBC Legends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Precession on 18 May 2013
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Richter was very fond of the Dvorak concerto and always played the original version. On his first visit to Britain in 1961 it was the first concerto he played, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kiril Kondrashin in the Albert Hall. On that visit Philips recorded studio performances of the Liszt Concertos which the same artists also played in concert, but unfortunately not the Dvorak. So far as I know, this recording made in Munich for the work's centenary in the 1970s is the only time Richter made a studio recording of it, so it is disappointing that a more appropriate orchestra and conductor were not employed. The Czech conductor Karel Ancerl once said that the first thing he had to do when conducting Dvorak with a German orchestra was to persuade them how NOT to play it, and this is what doesn't seem to have happened here. Richter plays the solo part beautifully, but as soon as the orchestra enters the style becomes inflated and pompous, quite the wrong thing for Dvorak's music in general and this concerto in particular. Kleiber is certainly efficient enough, and the orchestra seems to be a good one, but even Richter himself seems a bit inhibited by the circumstances, and the recording is a little below standard for the period - not as clear as the Liszt made fifteen or so years earlier, for example. Apparently Richter himself was very dissatisfied by the atmosphere during the recording and by the result, and this is not surprising.

Recordings of live performances by Richter in the Dvorak Concerto do exist - the LSO / Kondrashin one mentioned above (download now available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005QJ1R7U/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp?ie=UTF8&qid=1390567951&sr=8-2), one made in Prague with Vaclav Smetacek and also one with Yevgeni Svetlanov.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By enthusiast TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Jan 2012
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Richter's Schubert was always very special - slow, deep and incredibly compelling - and this account of the Wanderer is as fine example of his studio art as you could wish for. His ability to encompass all in a piece that changes mood often while projecting a very strong sense of the whole leaves one in no doubt that this is one of the greatest pieces in the piano repertoire. The Dvorak concerto with Kleiber is also good but, personally, I have always agreed with Richter's view (noted by Elpenor) that the performance is marred by a failure of the exponents to relax together. Dvorak always repays a willingness to relax. So this is a fine performance of a lovely work but it falls short of presenting the work in its best light. I doubt you could come to love the Concerto from this performance. We have two great accounts of the Dvorak Concerto on record: Firkusny's account is very authentic and sympathetic and the recording made by Aimard and Harnoncourt is so good that it convinces you that the work is the equal of the great Schumann Concerto! Richter's account is not in the same class as the Aimard and the Firkusny also is preferable to it. You might consider getting Richter's Wanderer in its alternative coupling - a wonderful account of the Trout Quintet with the Borodin Quartet.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ali Tigrel on 12 Feb 2012
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In all fairness, this is a wonderful disc. One of the greatest pianists of the 20th century playing Dvorak's beautiful concerto under the baton of arguably the greatest conductor of the last century is an event in itself. The outcome is simply spell-binding. The recording quality is surprisingly good. Richter's reading of Schubert's gorgeous music is beyond reproach. This I believe, is a must-buy.
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