OUT OF LATER YEARS I: Bach, Fantasy BWV921, Prelude, Fuga & Allegro BWV998, Fantasy BWV906, Adagio & Fuga BVW968, Brahms, Ballades op.10/1&2*, Intermezzi, op.116/5&6 & op.119/1&2*, Beethoven, Rondo op.51/1**

Sviatoslav Richter (Piano); Kempen
1991**, Kempten 1992* & Bonn 1993


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This disc offers as good an example of Richter’s consummate artistry as any I know and should not be missed.

American Record Guide 1998

Sviatoslav Richter – Out of Later Years Vol. 1, works by J.S. Bach, Brahms and Beethoven. Richter. These live performances date from the last years of the legendary Russian pianist’s career and include a majestically performed group of seven works by Bach that he presented in Bonn in 1993 and Brahms nostalgic late intermezzos recorded the year before. As ever with Richter, it is the sheer intensity of his music-making that seizes the ear and the emotions.

Andrew Stewart
Music Week, 2/2001

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