Richter Prokofiev

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 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

The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years [Repost]  

Posted by tanas.olesya at Oct. 29, 2015
The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years [Repost]

The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years by Simon Morrison
English | 27 Nov. 2008 | ISBN: 0195181670 | 520 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

A study in contrasts, the career of Sergey Prokofiev spanned the globe, leaving him witness to the most significant political and historical events of the first half of the twentieth century.
Sviatoslav Richter - J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3; Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Concerto for 2 Pianos BWV 1061 (2003)

Sviatoslav Richter - J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 3; Piano Concerto BWV 1052; Concerto for 2 Pianos BWV 1061 (2003)
Moscow Chamber Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Barshai, Anatoly Vedernikov, piano (BWV 1061)
USSR State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kurt Sanderling (BWV1052)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 00731 | Time: 01:01:33

From the irresitably forceful opening bars of the English Suite's prelude to the throbbing repeated octaves of the D minor concerto, Richter shows why many of Bach's works are ideally suited to the piano. The Bach concerto is often regarded as a student piece, or relegated to refined performances on the harpsichord. Not here – the bookend movements are as maniacal, pulsing and driving as the best of John Coltrane or Prokofiev. The CD is worth it just for those movements, but Richter's treatment of the English Suite is equally enlightening, especially the Prelude and Gavotte.
Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer (repost)

Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer by Boris Berman
English | Apr 24, 2008 | ISBN: 0300114907 | 256 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Boris Berman, renowned concert pianist and teacher, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sergei Prokofiev. In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev’s work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer’s nine piano sonatas. These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are today considered an indispensable part of the repertoire of every serious concert pianist.

Sviatoslav Richter: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Bach piano concertos  

Posted by sankarihauta at Sept. 26, 2010
Sviatoslav Richter: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Bach piano concertos

Sviatoslav Richter: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Bach piano concertos
Classical | 1 CD | Unknown rip | 174 MB | FLAC+CUE, no LOG, no scans | TT: 71:57 | RapidShare
Recorded: 1954, Prague | Released: 2010 | Label: Supraphon SU 4014-2
Sviatoslav Richter (piano); Valclav Talich, Karel Ancerl (conductors)

This is a recording from Richter's early period (relatively). Although there are many other verisons of the Tchaikovsky and Bach concertos, these are rather difficult ones to obtain.

Richter plays Prokofiev  

Posted by sankarihauta at May 9, 2010
Richter plays Prokofiev

Sviatoslav Richter plays Prokofiev
Classical | 1 CD | EAC, no log | 222 MB | APE+CUE+covers | TT: 59:13 | RapidShare
Recorded: 1961;1979, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory | Released: 2010 | Label: Melodiya, MEL CD 10 01677
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

I think I can safely claim to speak for many Hungarian musicians, when I say that from our childhood on, for decades, Richter’s concerts were the greatest musical experience we had.. In addition to his indescribable personal aura, his unique physical and intellectual characteristics, the simplicity, thoughtfulness and honesty of his approach supplied us for years with the strength and the desire to study and make music.- ~ Dezső Ránki
Karel Ancerl - Gold Edition: Volume X : Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concertos Nos. 1&2, Classical Symphony

Karel Ancerl - Gold Edition: Volume X : Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concertos Nos. 1&2, Classical Symphony
Classical | Ape lossless | Easy CD-DA Extractor | covers | booklet | No log | No cue | 220Mb + 12Mb
Prague Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmony - Karel Ancerl: conductor
Sviatoslav Richter, Dagmar Baloghova: piano
Recording: 1956,53 | Release: 2002 | Label: Supraphon

Czech: Ančerl Gold Edition 10, Prokofjev, Symfonie č. 1 D dur, Koncerty pro klavír a orchestr č. 1 a 2
Sviatoslav Richter, Symfonický orchestr hlavního města Prahy FOK | Dagmar Baloghová, Česká Filharmonie | Karel Ančerl
Sviatoslav Richter in the 1950s Vol. III · Liszt·Beethoven·Ravel·Rachmaninov·Prokofiev [Re-up]

Sviatoslav Richter in the 1950s Vol. III · Liszt·Beethoven·Ravel·Rachmaninov·Prokofiev
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Label: Parnassus # PACD96-006/7 | Rel. 1998| Rec.: 1954 & 1958·Live Recording

From the notes: "Nearly all of the recital from April 1958 represents new discoveries of major importance. Only one of the Liszt pieces _Aux cypres de la Villa d'este_ exists in another Richter recording (Russia Revelation RV10011, a phenomenal all-Liszt recital also dating from 1958) Richter has long been known as one of the great Liszt players…. his two Concertos and his live performances of the Sonata [New York 1965] were amongst the greatest versions of that monumental work played by any pianist"
Sviatoslav Richter in the 1950s Vol. I · Prokofiev·Schumann·Rachmaninov & Others [2CDs] [Re-up + New rip]

Sviatoslav Richter in the 1950s Vol. I · Prokofiev·Schumann·Rachmaninov & Others
EAC rip | Flac, IMG+CUE, Log | 524 MB | Full 300 dpi scans | WinRar 5% Rec.Rec.
Label: Parnassus # PACD96-001/2 | Rel. 1996| Rec.: 1954 & 1958 Live Recording

From the notes: "The tapes from which these CD's are taken were discovered in Russia by a dedicated group of Richter enthusiasts. They bring us by far the most extensive sampling of Richter's live performances from the 1950's. And they do this in recorded sound that, while not the ultimate in fidelity, is superior to what we might have expected from early Russian tapes." Notes by Leslie Gerber [also the Producer]