Remembering Sviatoslav Richter

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sviatoslav Richter at the piano in 1971. Sviatoslav Richter at the piano in 1971. (Jochen Blume / Getty Images)

This week's Reflections From the Keyboard brings to a close David Dubal's celebration of the centennial of Sviatoslav Richter, one of the most celebrated pianists of the 20th century. Born for the concert stage, but beginning his performing career later than most, Richter played the piano continuously and with much success.

Dubal shares Richter playing Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in B minor Op 32 No. 10, the finale of Johannes Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat, and Robert Schumann’s Novelette No. 2 in D Major.

Program playlist:

Franz Liszt: Consolation No. 6 in E Major
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Robert Schumann: Novelette No. 2 in D Major
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Sony

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in B Minor, Op. 32/10
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Johannes Brahms: Piano concerto No. 2 in B-Flat, Op. 83: 4.-Allegretto grazioso
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Erich Leinsdorf, conductor; Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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Claude Debussy: Images Book I: Reflets dans l'eau
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Frederic Chopin: Etude in A-Flat, Op. 10/10
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Claude Debussy: Les Collines d'Ancapri
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat, "Funeral March" Op. 26: 4.-Allegro
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 84: 2.- Andante sognado
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano sonata No. 3 in C, Op. 2/3: 4.-Allegro assai
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
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Comments [3]

Cristina Daian from Long Island, NY

Could you broadcast again the series dedicated to Sviatoslav Richter's centennial? Thank you.

Jul. 03 2015 11:00 PM
Bob E. from Branford, CT

What does it take to hear David Dubal's programs from the archives? Thank you very much, Bob

Jun. 28 2015 11:04 PM
Perry Weiner from Brooklyn

So glad Dubal is back on WQXR!

Jun. 25 2015 03:53 PM

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