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Welcome reissue of Berg's Chamber Concerto,
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This review is from: Sviatoslav Richter: The Master Pianist (Audio CD)
I bought this box set solely for the 1997 Paris live recording of Berg's Chamber Concerto, which had been unavailable for long time. This is a very comlex and demanding work both for players and listeners, but Richter's masterful command of the piano part and the sheer intensity of his playing makes for an utterly compelling listening experience.
The rest of the set consists of the recordings (mostly live) that are still widely available on EMI Double Forte and other budget reissues. Soundwise, I could not detect any difference, so I assume they haven't done any remastering for this box set. These performances never cease to amaze me for the depth and purity of music making. The piano becomes a living being under Richter's hands.
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Initial post: 30 Jan 2015, 14:47:59 GMT
1977 not 1997
Posted on 30 Jan 2015, 14:51:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Jan 2015, 17:14:09 GMT
Since all of Richter's recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, RCA, Columbia, EMI, Philips and Decca are now available in three inexpensive mega-boxes, I thought it would be useful to prepare a cross-index of the material in all three boxes.
See my January 29 review of Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings (Limited Edition)
" RECORDINGS OF SVIATOSLAV RICHTER BY WESTERN RECORD COMPANIES "
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