Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 3, 7, 12 & 22 - Richter
Praga Digitals Reminiscences PRD/DSD 350 079
Classical - Instrumental
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 3, 7, 12 & 22
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
This original programme abruptly juxtaposes early sonatas, based on the models provided by Haydn, with the impatience of Sonata No.22. This long forgotten diptych, as brief and adventurous as it is essential owing to its modernism, foreshadows the return to Bach, given a new treatment by Reger and Berg. Svjatoslav Richter charms with his Haydn-like sense of humour, then sharply addresses the listener in the Opus 54.