Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2, Piano Sonata No. 1by Sviatoslav Richter
Americans had only vague hints of the mighty virtuosity of Sviatoslav Richter before a thaw in the Cold War's chill allowed the Russian pianist to travel to the States in 1960 for a concert tour, at the behest of legendary impresario Sol Hurok. After a brief stop in New York, he was off to Chicago for a performance of Brahms's/a>
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This recording has been an all time favorite of mine. When it first came out it was an RCA "record of the month" and we received it as such. The power of Richter's artistry is overwhelming. My children grew up listening to this music. I have actually worn out three LPs and have owned two CDs of this same recording. The original album said this was his first American recording. It is his best in my humble opinion. This recording is a "must" for anyone's library.