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Svjatoslav Richter plays
Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky -
heard by
GEOFF PEARCE

'Remind yourself that these are live recordings from 1954-60 and you will enjoy this disc.'

Svjatoslav Richter - Mussorgsky - Tchaikovsky. © 2016 AMC Paris

I was very excited to be given the chance to review this disc of one of my favourite pianists. My last piano teacher was Russian and knew Svjatoslav Richter well. I grew up listening to many of Richter's best recordings, particularly those of Schumann and also a lovely disc of Dvořák's Op 81 Quintet — one of the most riveting performances of this work I had ever heard.

It took me three listenings to really appreciate this disc, however, since sound recording technology has come a long way since the works here were recorded...

Copyright © 4 January 2017 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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SVJATOSLAV RICHTER: MUSSORGSKY AND TCHAIKOVSKY

MODEST MUSORGSKY

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

PIANO MUSIC

1954

1960

PRAGUE

CZECH REPUBLIC

MOSCOW

RUSSIA

NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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