Piano concertos by Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky performed by Sviatoslav Richter

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COMPOSERS: Rachmaninov,Tchaikovsky
LABELS: Minuet
ALBUM TITLE: Rachmaninov * Tchaikovsky
WORKS: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
PERFORMER: Sviatoslav Richter (piano); Moscow Philharmonic/Kurt Sanderling
CATALOGUE NO: 428421 (1958/60)

Richter’s mesmeric virtuosity, breathtaking variety of touch and clear-sighted sense of structural direction override any qualms about primitive sound.

Erik Levi