Release Date: 05 January 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Sviatoslav Richter Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Limited Vinyl LP
The thunderously triumphant opening chords of this mighty concerto are among the most famous in all classical music. At the time of composition, though, they were by no means universally loved. When Tchaikovsky played them to the pianist Nicolai Rubinstein, Rubinstein declared it to be "bad, trivial and vulgar!" All three movements of this deeply expressive concerto are sublimely romantic – with both a lower-case and an upper-case R. The expansive, sweeping opening movement is showy; the middle movement, meanwhile, contains soulful melodies with some beautiful interplay between the soloist and orchestra; and the edge-of-your-seat finale is an electrifying thrill from start to finish.
1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito - Sviatoslav Richter, Wiener Symphoniker, Herbert von Karajan
2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I - Sviatoslav Richter, Wiener Symphoniker, Herbert von Karajan
3. Allegro con fuoco - Sviatoslav Richter, Wiener Symphoniker, Herbert von Karajan