Grieg, Franck & Ravel: Piano Works / Richter

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While there is no disputing Richter’s extraordinary technique, what set his interpretations apart was his ability to immerse himself completely into the music he performed,...
While there is no disputing Richter’s extraordinary technique, what set his interpretations apart was his ability to immerse himself completely into the music he performed, allowing the purity of the composer’s original vision to dominate his musical choices. Richter himself said: “The interpreter is really an executer, carrying out the composer’s intentions to the letter. He doesn’t add anything that isn’t already in the work. If he is talented, he allows us to glimpse the essence of the work that is in itself a thing of genius and that is reflected through him. He shouldn’t dominate the music, but should dissolve into it.” This extraordinary approach is on full display in this programme. Collectors have long regarded Richter’s performances of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces as definitive, while his Ravel emphasizes the inherent neo-classical structure underlying the virtuosic display.


Product Description:


  • Release Date: October 13, 2017


  • UPC: 747313940981


  • Catalog Number: SWR19409CD


  • Label: SWR Classic


  • Number of Discs: 1