Richter Scriabin

Karl Richter & Münchener Bach-Orchester - Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (1961/2002) [DD 24bit/192kHz]

Karl Richter & Münchener Bach-Orchester - Bach: Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069 (1961/2002)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 3.46GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Deutsche Grammophon

Karl Richter’s recordings of Bach’s orchestral and sacred music influenced an entire generation of musicians and listeners, presenting the conductor’s unique sound and style. When Richter recorded Bach’s works, he freed them from a ponderous tradition that had mired the music in romantic sounds and idiom. Richter lightened Bach’s music, and, with an orchestra of outstanding musicians, helped bring it toward the more modern interpretations that listeners have become familiar with today. This is still a bit far from the historically-informed performances that are pretty much the norm, but there is a unity and natural originality that comes through the music in these recordings.
Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 (2015)

Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:04:58
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO | # LSO0771

In this first volume of Alexander Scriabin's symphonies on the LSO Live label, Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra begin in media res with the Symphony No. 3, "Le Divin Poème," and the Le Poème de l'extase, which is unofficially counted as the Symphony No. 4. These works date from Scriabin's middle period (ca. 1902-1908), which marks a transition from his youthful Romantic phase to his final visionary works. The Symphony No. 3 reflects a lingering attachment to the symphonic conventions which influenced Scriabin's first two symphonies, particularly in its three-movement structure and relatively clear tonal scheme, though it already hints at the organic development and greater harmonic complexity of the single-movement Le Poème de l'extase, which strains the boundaries of form and key. These effusive works demand a calculated control that may seem at odds with their volatile and languorous expressions, though Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra deliver the music with rhythmic precision and focused tone colors to bring across Scriabin's kaleidoscopic soundworld with brilliance.
Sviatoslav Richter in the 1950s Vol. IV · Prokofiev·Shostakovich·Scriabin·Beethoven·Bartok [2 CDs]

Sviatoslav Richter in the 1950s Vol. IV · Prokofiev·Shostakovich·Scriabin·Beethoven·Bartok
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Label: Parnassus # PACD96-013/14 | Rel. 2001| Rec.: 1955,1956,1954 & 1956·Live | Hermann Abendroth

From the notes: "This volume includes two major Piano Sonatas by Sergei Prokofiev, a composer Richter knew well. Richter's only performance as conductor was in music of Prokofiev, the premiere of his Sinfonia
concertante for cello and orchestra. And although, as with all composers, Richter played only the music of Prokofiev he felt closest to, there was a great deal of this music, including the First and Fifth Piano Concertos and the Second, Fourth and Sixth through Ninth Piano Sonatas. Prokofiev gave the first perfromane of the Sixth Sonata on a radio broadcast, but Richter gave the public premiere of this Sonata, and also of the Ninth, which was dedicated to him."
Sviatoslav Richter in the 1950s Vol. II · Schumann·Scriabin·Mussorgsky & Tchaikovsky [Re-up + new rip]

Sviatoslav Richter in the 1950s Vol. II · Schumann·Scriabin·Mussorgsky & Tchaikovsky
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Label: Parnassus # PACD96-003/4 | Rel. 1996| Rec.: 1952,1955 & 1957·Live Recording

From the notes: "The younger Richter was perhaps even more of a virtuoso that the more mature artist. Hearing these early recordings, we may feel that in this decade he was more willing to dazzle audiences with his facility. … Richter's Schumann has long been noted as one of his best composers. In the Humoresque, the only Richter live performance so far published, Richter identifies completely with the unique atmosphere of this stream-of-consciousness music, in which ideas sometimes appear by simply pushing other music aside." Notes by Leslie Gerber [also the Producer]
Sviatoslav Richter In Recital · Haydn · Debussy · Prokofiev [Live · Paris · 1961] [Re-up]

Sviatoslav Richter In Recital · Haydn · Debussy · Prokofiev [Live · Paris · 1961]
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Label: Vanguard Classics # OVC-8076 | Rel. 1994| Rec.: Palais de Chaillot, October 1961 · Live Recording

From the notes: "From his public appearances, he made his mark as a passionately probing musician with a miraculous touch who communicated an unequaled intensity to his listeners. He often presented ignored or forgotten works; he undertook a "Scriabin revival," championed the more neglected works of Schumann, and disclosed unsuspected depths in Schubert, early Beethoven, and Haydn Sonatas. An especially dedicated of Prokofiev, he gave the first concert performance of the Piano Sonata No. 7, and Prokofiev dedicated his Sonata No. 9 to Richter. A Richter recital, whether of familiar or neglected works, always left the listener with a transformed and deepend view of the works heard" Notes by S.W. Bennett
Sviatoslav Richter: Legendary Scriabin Performance in Warsaw 1972

Sviatoslav Richter Legendary Scriabin Performance in Warsaw 1972
Separate tracks in ALAC | ripped by XLD | NO Cue, NO Log, NO Booklet, Cover embedded | 3 files, 280 MB
Classical Piano | Live performances | Arkadia CDGI910.1

Sviatoslav Richter à Prague  Music

Posted by theanvah at July 20, 2006
Sviatoslav Richter à Prague

Sviatoslav Richter à Prague
MP3 | 256 VBR | | 1.62 GB

This is the largest, most comprehensive, and most valuable collection currently available of the playing of one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Czech Radio seems to have recorded virtually everything Richter played during his frequent visits to Prague during a period of 34 years. Many of the highlights of the pianist's vast repertoire are included here, including 10 Beethoven Sonatas, two Concertos, and the "Diabelli" Variations, along with major works of Brahms, Chopin, Mozart, Ravel, Schubert, Schumann, and Scriabin. These include such unusual items as the first two Brahms Sonatas and the Chopin Ballades. Some of the earlier recordings are muffled in sound quality, and a few (such as Mozart's Sonata K. 280 and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition) are even afflicted with disturbing tape flutter. But most of the recordings sound excellent, and most of the performances are glorious. At the greatly reduced price (15 CDs for the price of 5), this set is a bargain that any pianophile can afford. But if you've collected the original series, beware of discarding them too quickly. An entire CD of Prokofiev–one of Richter's greatest specialties–is missing from this compilation, as are separately issued discs of the Dvorák and Grieg Concertos, which could have made yet another worthwhile disc. For what we have, however, let us give thanks–and also for the space-saving box! –Leslie Gerber at Amazon.com

Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra - Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs

Alexander Scriabin: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (2016) 2CDs
Ekaterina Sergeeva, mezzo soprano; Alexander Timchenko, tenor
London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0770 | Time: 01:31:10

As a composer of orchestral music, Alexander Scriabin is best known for his last two idiosyncratic symphonies, the Poem of Ecstasy and Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, which are essentially symphonic poems, not symphonies in the conventional sense. The Symphony No. 1 (1900) and the Symphony No. 2 (1901), however, are more recognizable as symphonies in their multiple-movement forms, and their durations are comparable to the expansive symphonies of Scriabin's contemporary, Gustav Mahler. They also share the post-Romantic tendency toward Wagnerian harmonies, rhapsodic melodies, and lush orchestration, which, in Scriabin's case, were developed to express heightened emotional states and mystical transcendence. This 2016 double SACD by Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra presents each of the symphonies on its own disc, and the high-quality multichannel sound is ideal for bringing across the subtle nuances of tone color and the shifting of dynamics that are characteristic of his style.]
Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Warner Recordings: Box Set 24CDs (2016)

Sviatoslav Richter - The Complete Warner Recordings: Box Set 24CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,84 Gb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2016

Often named the supreme pianist of his era, Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) was a poet of the keyboard and an enigmatic, sometimes eccentric figure. These 24 CDs span three centuries of music – repertoire for solo piano and piano duo, chamber music, song and concerto – and bring Richter together with other great artists of his time. As the New York Times wrote, his pianism “combined astonishing technical mastery with bold, wide-ranging musical imagination. His control over the colorings of piano tone was incomparable.”

Das Leben des Jean Paul Friedrich Richter: Eine Biographie (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at July 18, 2016
Das Leben des Jean Paul Friedrich Richter: Eine Biographie (repost)

Günter de Bruyn, "Das Leben des Jean Paul Friedrich Richter: Eine Biographie"
2013 | ISBN: 3100096444 | 352 pages | EPUB | 3 MB