Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Nos 12, 17, 22 and 23 performed bu Sviatoslav Richter

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COMPOSERS: Beethoven
LABELS: Alto
ALBUM TITLE: Beethoven
WORKS: Piano Sonatas: No. 12 in A flat; No. 17 in D minor (Tempest); No. 22 in F; No. 23 in F minor (Appasionata)
PERFORMER: Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: ALC 1326 (1960-61)

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Electrifying performances from Sviatoslav Richter, especially in the rapt and mystical elements of the D minor Tempest  Sonata, plus a hair-raising Appassionata. Sound quality varies quite a lot from sonata to sonata.

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Jessica Duchen