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Sviatoslav Richter on the Rarissima Label

Here is what we know so far about this series:

These are acetates of very variable quality, limited to 15-20 copies each.

  • No. 8
    • Prokofiev:
      • Sonata for Flute & Piano, Op. 94. with Marina Vorozhtsova, flute;
      • Overture on Hebrew Themes, with Lev Mikhailov, Borodin Quartet.
        (Moscow, 3/26/85)
    • Szymanowski: Sonata no. 2
      (Budapest, 11/9/82)
  • No. 9
    • Hindemith : Sonata for Viola and Piano; Sonata No. 2 (Budapest, 7/4/1985)
    • Miaskovsky: Sonata in C Minor (Pecs, 23/1/1975)
  • No. 10 (two discs)
    • Haydn: Sonata No. 24 (Budapest, 14/1/1985)
    • Debussy: Preludes Book 1, Nos. 1 - 7, 9 - 11; Images, Book One; L'isle joyeux
  • No. 13
    • Beethoven: Diabelli Variations (Prague, 18/5/1986)
  • No. 17
    • Ravel Recital -
      • Pavane Pour une Infante Defunte;
      • Valse Nobles et Sentimentales
      • Miroirs #'s 1,2 & 5;
      • Jeux D'Eau;
      • Gaspard de La Nuit (Le Gibet)
      - Budapest
  • No. 20
    "Recital for Budapest 11 October 1982" [ doubtful ]
    • Liszt: Piano Pieces:
      • Pensées des Morts
      • Andante lagrimoso - Harmonie Ave Maria
      • Sonetto del Petrarca 123
      • Années II/6
      • Venezia e Napoli
      • Aux Cypres de la Ville d'Este - Années III/2
  • No. 24
    • Hindemith - Ludus Tonalis 7/4/85 - Budapest
  • v 27
    • Bartok - Sonata for 2 pianos and Percussion with Anatoly Vedernikov
    • Shostakovich - Sonata # 2 [ questionable authenticity - may not be Richter ]
  • No. 28
    • Prokofiev - Sonata # 4; (London, 3/20/89)
    • Miaskovsky - Sonata in C Minor; (Pecs, 1/23/75)
  • No. 30 (two discs) 20 and 29 March 1989, Barbican Centre, London;
    • Mozart - Sonatas in A Minor, K. 310; Eb Major, K. 282; C Major, K. 545; [ 29 March ]
    • Chopin - Etudes, opus 10, nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12; opus 25, nos. 5, 6, 8, 11. [ 29 March ]
    • Schumann - Nachtstücke. [ 20 March ]
  • No. 31 [ possibly 30 January 1989, Bologna ]
    • Hindemith - Suite (1922);
    • Webern - Variations;
    • Szymanowski - Metopes;
    • Bartok - 3 Burlesques (2 different performances);
    • Stravinsky Piano Rag Music.
  • No. 32
    • Prokofiev - Piano Sonata # 4; 3/20/89 London;
    • Strauss - Burleske w/ Georgescu, Bucharest Philharmonic Orch. [ 9 Sept 1961 ]
  • No. 33
    • Chopin
      • Etudes Op. 10 #'s 1-4,10-12; Op. 25 #'s 5,6,8,11; (Prague, 2/21/60)
      • Etude Op. 25 # 12 (Münster, 3/16/88)
      • Sonata for Cello and Piano w/ Gutman; (Tours, 6/26/86)
  • No. 34
    • Beethoven - Piano Trio in E flat, Op. 87 w/ Kopelman & Berlinsky; (Tours, 6/24/84 )
  • No. 39
    • Mozart - Fantasy and Sonata in c
      (Budapest, 6/6/1991)
  • No. 40
    • Schubert
      • Divertissement a la Hongroise, D 818;
      • Sonata in B flat for Piano Duet, D 617;
      • Impromptu in G;
      With Zoltan Kocsis [ Hohenems, 20 June 1977 and Budapest, 22 March 1973 ]
  • No. 41
    • Schumann Quintet (Moscow, Dec 31 1985) and Bilder aus Osten with Britten (Aldeburgh, Jun 21 1966) (Same as Teldec and Music & Arts, respectively)
  • #? (not released)
    • 1990 performance of Bach Concertos 3 and 7 with the Liszt Chamber Orchestra.

Questions

Are these 33 1/3 rpm discs? 30 cm (12 inch)?

Are there other artists on this label? What are the other numbers?

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