Richter: Complete Decca, Philips & DG Recordings

Instrument : AUDIOS CD
Department : Classical CD Box Set
Description from Amazon USA
A 51CD set, containing the complete Decca, Philips and DG recordings of one of the most enigmatic pianists in the history of recorded music.

The performances in this set cover a wide range of Richter s large repertoire, spanning nearly four decades of music making from 1956 to 1992 - solo recitals, concertos, memorable chamber music collaborations and even as Lieder accompanist (Schubert s Winterreise with tenor Peter Schreier).

A stylish lid-off box containing 49 CDs divided into 3 categories: Solo, Chamber and Concerto Recordings

2 Bonus CDs containing a celebrated recording of Richter and Britten performing works by Schubert

A booklet in English, French and German including rare photos and an essay by Jed Distler.

100th ANNIVERSARY: On 20th March 2015 the musical world will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Sviatoslav Richter.

LEGENDARY RECORDINGS: The set includes his Sofia Recital, Beethoven s 4th and 5th Cello Sonatas (Rostropovich), Rachmaninov s Piano Concerto No.2 (Karajan), Britten s Piano Concerto (Britten) and other catalogue jewels defined by an AmazonUK consumer as a must for any serious collectors .

CORPUS OF WORK: His repertoire spanned the major works of the piano repertoire. Apart from playing solo he also enjoyed playing chamber music with partners such as Benjamin Britten and Mstislav Rostropovich. He made many recordings with Deutsche Grammophon, Philips and Decca, all of which are included in this set.
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