Chopin: 4 Scherzi & 13 Preludes from Op. 28

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
How many times have these recordings by Sviatoslav Richter of Chopin's "Scherzi" and selected preludes been issued? Who can know for certain? The "Scherzi" were recorded in Munich in July 1977 by Ariola-Eurodisc for Mezhdunarodnaya KNIGA and first issued in the West under license by what was then called Columbia Records the same year. The "13 Preludes" were recorded in Tokyo and Yokohama in March 1979 by Takashi Wantanabe for Mezhdunarodnaya KNIGA and first issued in the West under license by what was then called Vox Classics in 1982. Since then, the "Scherzi" have been reissued at least 15 times, and the preludes have been issued at least ten times. As remastered for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
How many times have these recordings by Sviatoslav Richter of Chopin's "Scherzi" and selected preludes been issued? Who can know for certain? The "Scherzi" were recorded in Munich in July 1977 by Ariola-Eurodisc for Mezhdunarodnaya KNIGA and first issued in the West under license by what was then called Columbia Records the same year. The "13 Preludes" were recorded in Tokyo and Yokohama in March 1979 by Takashi Wantanabe for Mezhdunarodnaya KNIGA and first issued in the West under license by what was then called Vox Classics in 1982. Since then, the "Scherzi" have been reissued at least 15 times, and the preludes have been issued at least ten times. As remastered for Regis Records by Paul Arden-Taylor, these are neither the best nor the worst of reissues. They are reasonably clear but too distant and altogether lacking in immediacy. Of course, the performances by Sviatoslav Richter are outstanding. While not perhaps in the same exalted league as his best recordings -- the "Scherzi" seem somewhat reserved and the preludes seem more than somewhat eccentric -- still, these are Richter performances, and anyone who loves great piano playing will love them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2013
  • Label: Regis
  • EAN: 5055031311996
  • Catalog Number: 1199
  • Sales rank: 218,429

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Scherzo for piano No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20, CT. 197 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (10:32)
  2. 2 Scherzo for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31, CT. 198 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (9:49)
  3. 3 Scherzo for piano No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39, CT. 199 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (7:32)
  4. 4 Scherzo for piano No. 4 in E major, Op. 54, CT. 200 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (11:43)
  5. 5 Prelude for piano No. 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (2:41)
  6. 6 Prelude for piano No. 5 in D major, 28/5, CT. 170 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (0:33)
  7. 7 Prelude for piano No. 6 in B minor, Op. 28/6, CT. 171 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (2:17)
  8. 8 Prelude for piano No. 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (0:56)
  9. 9 Prelude for piano No. 8 in F sharp minor, Op. 28/8, CT. 173 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (1:39)
  10. 10 Prelude for piano No. 9 in E major, Op. 28/9, CT. 174 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (1:19)
  11. 11 Prelude for piano No. 10 in C sharp minor, Op. 28/10, CT. 175 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (0:32)
  12. 12 Prelude for piano No. 13 in F sharp major, Op. 28/13, CT. 178 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (3:23)
  13. 13 Prelude for piano No. 19 in E flat major, Op. 28/19, CT. 184 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (1:09)
  14. 14 Prelude for piano No. 11 in B major, Op. 28/11, CT. 176 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (0:45)
  15. 15 Prelude for piano No. 2 in A minor , Op. 28/2, CT. 167 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (2:05)
  16. 16 Prelude for piano No. 23 in F major, Op. 28/23, CT. 188 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (0:50)
  17. 17 Prelude for piano No. 21 in B flat major, Op. 28/21, CT. 186 - Frédéric Chopin & Sviatoslav Richter (2:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sviatoslav Richter Primary Artist
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