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Franz Schubert

Richter plays Schubert at Snape

1977. Snape Maltings
Sviatoslav Richter plays two Schubert Sonatas at the Maltings Snape in 1977
Composer Franz Schubert
Pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Genre Recital

Sviatoslav Richter was a frequent visitor to the Aldeburgh Festival, a personal friend and musical collaborator with Benjamin Britten.  The year after Britten’s death in 1976 Richter returned to Aldeburgh to give the opening concert at the first Benson & Hedges Festival, which took place in October.

Schubert was one of Britten’s key composers and Richter here devotes his whole recital to that composer, with an early sonata and four short pieces in the first half, and the later Sonata D894 after the interval.

Franz Schubert

Track 1:

  1. Piano Sonata in E minor D566
  2. Scherzo in D flat from D593
  3. Klavierstück in A major D604
  4. Ländler from D366
  5. Allegretto in C minor D915

Track 2:

  1. Piano Sonata in G major D894

This recording is from the collection of Patrick Saul.

  • Sviatoslav Richter

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