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Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert

Richter plays Schubert and Liszt at the 1966 Aldeburgh Festival

1966. Aldeburgh Parish Church
Richter plays Schubert and Liszt sonatas at the 1966 Aldeburgh Festival
Composers Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert
Pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Genre Recital

For his appearance at the 1966 Aldeburgh Festival Sviatoslav Richter played two sonatas at the Parish Church.  The first was Schubert’s sonata in B, D575, then in the second half he plays Liszt’s Piano Sonata.

One did not always go to a Richter recital for note perfection and in the Liszt there are some splashy passages, but the scale of his interpretation is monumental, passionate and fiery.  The approach in the Schubert could hardly be more different.

Franz Schubert

Piano sonata in B, D575

Franz Liszt

Piano sonata in B minor

This recording comes from the collection of Patrick Saul.

  • Sviatoslav Richter

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