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Sviatoslav Richter Chronology - 1940 to 1949
To 1930s 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950s

1940

  • October 14. Moscow.
    • Prokofiev: Rondo from The Prodigal Son; Sonatine pastorale in C, opus 59 no. 3; Paysage, opus 59 no. 2; Piano Sonata no. 6 Op 82

  • November 26. Moscow. Small Hall of the Conservatory.
    • Prokofiev: Sonatine pastorale in C, opus 59 no. 3; Paysage, opus 59 no. 2; Rondo in b minor, opus 52 no. 2; Sonata no. 6 in A major.

  • December 30. Moscow. Great Hall of the Conservatory.
    • Tchaikovsky: Concerto no. 1, with Konstantin Ivanov, conductor.

  • first performances of Scriabin: Preludes, opus 11, Nos. 2, 3, 9, 10, 17, and 18

1941

  • January. Moscow. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.
    • Tchaikovsky: Concerto no. 1, with Melik-Paschajev, conductor.

  • March 5. Moscow. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.
    • Prokofiev: Concerto No. 5 in G, opus 55, with Prokofiev, conductor.

  • March. Moscow. Small Hall of the Conservatory.
    • Brahms: Quintet in f minor, opus 34, with Komitas Quartet.

  • April. Moscow. Great Hall of the Conservatory.
    • J. S. Bach: Concerto in d minor, BWV 1052, with Grigorij Stoljarov, conductor.

  • May. Moscow. Great Hall of the Conservatory.
    • J. S. Bach: Concerto for two pianos in C major, BWV 1061, with Anatolii Vedernikov, piano.
    • Schumann: Concerto in a minor. Both with Nicolai Anossov, conductor.

  • November 7. Moscow.
    • Chopin: Waltzes.
    • Liszt: Sonata; Tarantelle from Venezia e Napoli.

  • Moscow. with Vedernikov.
    • Chopin: Rondo;
    • Liszt: Concerto Pathétique;
    • Debussy: En blanc et noir;
    • Rachmaninoff: Suite no. 2

1942

  • February 15. Moscow. Column Hall of the House of Unions.
    • Tchaikovsky: Concerto no. 1, with Konstantin Ivanov, conductor.

  • July 5. Moscow. Small Hall of the Conservatory.
    • Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in c minor, opus 18.
    • Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy.
    • Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 in d minor, opus 14.
    • Rachmaninoff: Five Preludes from opus 23 and 32.

  • December 26. Moscow. Great Hall of the Conservatory.
    • Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata in G major, opus 37
    • Rachmaninoff: Five Preludes from opus 23 and 32.
    • Glazunov: Suite, opus 2.
    • Scriabin: Fantaisie in b minor, opus 28.

  • performed Saint-Saëns: Variations with Gilels
  • Richter's first performance of Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos
  • Richter's first performances of Scriabin: Preludes, opus 11, Nos. 11, 15, and 16

1943

  • January 16 or 18. Moscow. October Hall of the House of Unions.
    • Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7 in B flat minor, opus 83. First performance.

  • February. Moscow.
    • Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7 in B flat minor, opus 83.

  • August 3. to October 28. Tour through Caucasus: Tblisi, Baku, Erevan, Grosny, Suchumi.
  • December 7.. Moscow.
    • Prokofiev: Sonata no. 2 for Flute, opus 94a. With Nikolai Charkovsky. First Performance.

  • Tour through Vologda, Arkhangelsk, Molotovsk, and Murmansk.
  • Richter's first performance of Prokofiev: Concerto No. 1, opus 10
  • Richter's first performance of Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2
  • Richter's first performance of Scriabin: Sonata No. 9, opus 68
  • Prokofiev: Sonata No. 4

1944

  • January 31. Moscow.
    broadcast of Liszt: Four Transcendental Etudes.
  • May 18. Erevan.
    broadcast of works by Chopin and Liszt.
  • October 15 and 29, November 8, December 5 and 8. Moscow.
    broadcasts of works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and Schumann.
  • first performance of Beethoven: Sonatas opus 10, No. 2; opus 14, No. 1
  • first performance of Ravel: Pavane, Jeux d'eau
  • first performance of Scriabin: Sonata No. 6, opus 62

1945

  • May 9. Moscow.
    Prokofiev: Sonatas 6, 7, and 8.
  • March, July, October.
    broadcasts of music by Beethoven, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin.
  • December. Moscow.
    Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8, Opus 84
    Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 8
  • Leningrad. with Dorliak.
  • Moscow. with Charkovsky.
    Prokofiev: Flute Sonata, Opus 94
  • Moscow. with Dorliak.
    Prokofiev: Akhmatova Song Cycle

1946

  • January 21. Moscow.
    broadcast of Franck: Quintet
  • March 9. [ ? ]
    Prokofiev: Sonatas 6, 7, and 8.
  • April 23. Moscow.
    Prokofiev: Sonatas 6, 7, and 8.
  • May 9. Moscow.
    Prokofiev: Sonatas 6, 7, and 8.
  • October 9. Leningrad. Broadcast of music by Chopin.
  • October 26. Moscow. Broadcast of music by Schubert. with Dorliak.
  • Baku.
    Szymanowsky: 6 Chants de Muezzin Passionné, Opus 42. with Dorliak.
  • Moscow.
    Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, complete.

1947

  • January 23. Moscow. with Dorliak.
    broadcast of music by Wolf and Schumann.
  • first performance of Beethoven: Sonatas opus 2, No. 3; opus 14, No. 2
  • first performances of Scriabin: Sonata No. 5, Etudes
  • first performance of Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 1, opus 1

1948

  • January 28. Moscow. with Dorliak.
    Prokofiev: Songs
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Songs
  • February 10. Moscow.
    Schumann: Concerto, opus 54.
  • February 27. Moscow.
    Bach: Capriccio in E, BWV 993; Sonata No. 4, BWV 963; English Suite No. 3, BWV 808
    Beethoven: Sonata, opus 54;
    Schumann: Fantasie in C, opus 17.
  • February 28. Moscow.
    Weber: Sonata No. 3 in d;
    Liszt: Valses oubliées; Funérailles.
  • March 26. Moscow.
    Weber: Sonata No. 3 in d;
    Liszt: Funérailles.
  • June 14. Tallinn.
    Schubert: Sonata in G, opus 78
    Schumann: Papillons
    Liszt: Sonata
    (encore) Liszt: Valse oubliée No. 1
    (encore) Rachmaninoff: Prelude, opus 32, no. 12
    (encore) Debussy: Cloches a travers les feuilles
    (encore) Chopin: Mazurka; Etude, opus 10, no. 3
  • June 15. Tallinn. with Dorliak.
    broadcast of music by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff.
  • June 23. Vilnius.
    broadcast of music by Mozart and Schubert.
  • September 25. Moscow. with Dorliak.
    Dmitri Shostakovich: Jewish Folk Songs
  • October 4. Moscow. Conservatory. With Nina Dorliak.
    Bach: Capriccio in E, BWV 993; Sonata No. 4, BWV 963; English Suite No. 3, BWV 808
    Bach: Songs.
  • October 14. Moscow. With Nina Dorliak.
    Bach: Arias and Songs, BWV 488, 512, 478, 459, 479, and 588.
    Bach: Italian Concerto.
    Glinka: Adèle
    Mozart: Das Veilchen, K 476; Die Alte, K 517;
    Schumann: Mit Myrten und Rosen, Opus 24, No. 9;
    Songs by Debussy, Liszt, and Weckerlin.
  • December 18. Moscow.
    Dmitri Shostakovich: From Jewish Folk Poetry. [ rehearsal ]
  • December 19. Moscow.
    Bach: English Suite No. 3, BWV 808.
  • first performance of Beethoven: Bagatelles

1949

  • March 9. Moscow. Conservatory. Great Hall. With Oleg Agarkov, Soviet State Orchestra.
    Glazunov: Concerto No. 1 in f minor, opus 92;
    Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 1 in f sharp minor, opus 1
  • March 29. Moscow. Conservatory. Great Hall.
    Tchaikovsky: Sonata in G, opus 37
    Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
  • June 2. Tallinn.
    Mozart: Sonata No. 8 in a minor, K 310
    Haydn: Sonata No. 52 in E flat
    Chopin: Scherzo No. 4; Waltz, opus 70 no. 3; 2 Mazurkas; Nocturne; Etudes, opus 10, no. 12 and opus 25 no. 7; Ballade No. 4 in f minor, opus 52.
  • June 18. Tallinn. With Nina Dorliak.
    Schumann: Sehnsucht, 2 Spanish Songs, Mondnacht, Er ist gekommen;
    Liszt: Vergiftet;
    Glinka: Sag mir warum, I remember the wonderful moment;
    Tchaikovsky: Reconciliation, I do not please you;
    Dargomizhsky: Vertograd;
    Mussorgsky: The Garden by the Don, Lullaby-Song, Dances of Death;
    Rachmaninoff: Songs
  • June 19. Tallinn. With Leonid Viger, Estonian Symphony.
    Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 in c minor
  • September 27. Moscow. Union Of Composers, with Rostropovich.
    Prokofiev: Cello Sonata, Opus 119
  • December 6. Moscow. with Rostropovich.
    Prokofiev: Cello Sonata, Opus 119
  • December 8. Moscow.
    Schubert: Sonata no. 16, D 845.
    Schubert-Liszt: Erlkönig
    Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
  • December 29. Moscow. Kremlin, Salle St. George, Concert for 70th birthday of Stalin.
    Rachmaninoff: 2 Preludes
  • first performance of Beethoven: Sonata no. 7, opus 10, No. 3
  • first performance of Beethoven: Variations, opus 35
  • first performances of Scriabin: Preludes, opus 37
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