Great Piano Performance

I listened to a radio program this morning, just as the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto number 2 was beginning. I was immediately impressed…

I noticed the build up of tension, the adherence to the composer’s dynamics, and the technical excellence.

I had trouble identifying the performer. Finally I concluded that it must be Evgeny Kissin. I was wrong…

Fortunately there was an announcement (frequently skipped) that the ¬†artist was Sviatoslav Richter. Yes, I thought, one generation further back from Kissin….

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Richter was explosive in the octaves, yet the delicate passages were played with amazing sensitivity.

Here is Svaitoslav Richter playing for you:

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