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5.0 out of 5 stars Richter, your guide to Prokofievs 6th, 24 Feb. 2003
This review is from: Richter Plays Prokofiev (Audio CD)
The sound is less than excellent and noticably brittle in places but you won't care at any point during this fantastic 1965 journey through Prokofievs 6th piano sonata. Richter far more at ease than in the 1966 rather perfunctory performance currently available on Aura, convinces from the opening bars that this sonata can be played no other way. It's an extremely electric and atheletic live performance that can be both brutal and tender within the space of a bar as Prokofiev so often demands and the feeling of pure desolation he manages to convey (perhaps here helped by the sound quality) in the final movement is nothing short of astounding. In the hands of Richter the path through the 6th sonata seems to be an obviously simple affair, though much the same as in einsteins hands the theory of relativity must have seemed. I don't want to rant about this performance and I'd love for someone to point me in the direction of a better one, but it has that undeniable rightness about it that just makes you glad to be alive. Oh, the CD also contains the 2nd and 9th sonatas, so it has to be a bargain.
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