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"It does no harm to listen to Bach from time to time."
June 28, 2013 8:57 AM   Subscribe

Richter: The Enigma 1, 2. In Tours. At the Moscow Conservatory. At the Barbican 1, 2. Well-Tempered Clavier. Italian Concerto. Beethoven Sonatas. TL;DW: Richter plays Chopin
posted by seemoreglass (8 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love Bach - and Richter has amazing technique.

The Chopin stuff scared me - he's scary looking, Chopin sounds like crazy clown music, and I'll admit it - German just sounds sinister.

Loved it though - thanks for posting.
posted by dotgirl at 9:42 AM on June 28, 2013


Thanks ! I need to learn !
posted by nicolin at 9:48 AM on June 28, 2013


His playing of cadenza (or whatever it's called) in the Brandenburg concerto is the craziest thing to see. Also, this live set from the Salzburg Festival is one of the best piano albums ever.
posted by Mocata at 9:51 AM on June 28, 2013


Chopin link without intermediary site.
posted by Talkie Toaster at 9:54 AM on June 28, 2013


I always thought that Richter was probably the best Beethoven interpreter, as a pianist. His reading of the sonatas is phenomenal.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:21 AM on June 28, 2013


Not Max or Andy, I see. Despite Max's standing in the world of art, I'm suddenly feeling very common.
posted by item at 11:01 AM on June 28, 2013


And a link to the Richter Brandenburg 5 Mocata referenced. It is one of the greatest 'go nuts' pieces ever, because it sounds like it is trying to stay sane, and failing.
posted by hexatron at 11:43 AM on June 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just to be sure, the FPP is about Sviatoslav Richter. hexatron's link goes to a performance with Karl Richter on the harpsichord.
posted by Gyan at 10:03 PM on June 28, 2013


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