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This review is from: Sviatoslav Richter: The Master Pianist (Audio CD)
There are some tremendous performances here along with some not-so-good. But at the price no Richter fan should miss this. There are the astounding performances of Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann keyboard music along with the famous Handel keyboard suites. Of the concertos there's good ones of the Grieg and Schumann, a Mozart 22 with dreadful cadenzas by Britten, a rather tame a Beethoven 3, the famous Dvorak with Kleiber and a storming Bartok 2 - fantastic!
The Brahms 2 doesn't match Richter's earlier version, mainly because the French orchestra is nothing like as good as the CSO, but the much released Triple Concerto is really fine, despite Richter's caustic comments about it. He never got on with Karajan!
There are more items including a Brahms song cycle where Richter accompanies Fisher-Diskau and a Berg Chambre concerto I am plucking up the courage to listen to. Nothing on these discs is without interest and much of it is very special indeed.