Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Svyatoslav Richter at the S1 Concert Studio of the Polish Radio, Warsaw - 26 11 1991

To celebrate the opening of their state-of-the-art concert studio (and believe me - it is not only only an acoustic wonder, but also a genuine pleasure to listen to music in - I have spent many a wonderful evening pleasantly dozing to sounds produced on the stage), Polish Radio invited a number of world-famous artists to perform on the stage.
One of these was Svyatoslav Richter, who performed a program of Bach and Beethoven.
One may ask if the world needs yet another recording of Richter. My response - during that recital he played the Bach Sonata BWV 963 - a work rarely performed (to my knowledge) altogether and existing only on one or two unofficial Richter CDs.
So there you have it.
At this time, the studio only bore the "S1" designation, not yet having been named in memory of Witold Lutosławski, who died 3 years later.
Originally recorded to Maxell UD II chrome cassette, although I lost the actual date on which I made the recording.

The set list:
J.S. Bach
Sonata BWV 963
Toccata BWV 913
Toccata BWV 916
Fantasia BWV 906 (Richter did not play the incomplete fugue that accompanies the Fantasia)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata op. 109
Sonata op. 110

1 comment:

Sandflyer said...

~331 MB FLAC individual files.