Beethoven: Eroica Variations, Other Variations; Schumann: Noveletten
The inimitable Richter. One of Beethoven’s finest solo piano suites.
Sviatoslav Richter shines again in highly engaging repertoire. The seventeen movements of the ‘Eroica’ variations (Introduction/theme, 15 variations, Finale) are keenly paired with other Beethoven variations (Six Variation in F, Op. 34 & Six Variations in D, Op. 76). Rounding out this disc of piano mastery by Richter is a selection of Schumann‘s ‘Noveletten’ (Nos. 2, 4, & 8), three virtuosic pieces that manifest both Schumann’s signature style and Richter’s dominance of the keyboard.