Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos. 9 & 11 / Moments Musicaux Nos. 1, 3, & 6

Classic Richter, classic repertiore

Virtuoso pianist Sviatoslav Richter delivers breathtaking performances of Schubert works, recorded in Tokyo.  The Soviet master performing some of his best-regarded repertoire.

 

 

“Not just a case of the performer subordinating himself to the composer, but of both, united in the service of music’s greatest miracle – an entire attitude to life encapsulated in sound… From the opening phrases of each it is clear that his sights are set on long-term processes — this is not playing which depicts; rather it maps out a journey of the spirit… same total concentration and inner intensity as the sonatas; the last (moment musicaux) extends sublimely to a hypnotic 11:48!”  (Gramophone)