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Sviatoslav Richter Chronology - 1954
January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • January
  • February
  • March
    • 4. Budapest, Academy of Music. Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Vilmos Komor.
      Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto in B flat minor;
      (encore) Rachmaninoff: Two Preludes, op.23/2,5
    • 8. Budapest, Academy of Music. Hungarian State Orchestra, János Ferencsik.
      Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor;
      (encore) Brahms: Intermezzi in A minor and E flat minor, op.118/1, 6
    • 10. Budapest, Academy of Music.
      Bach: Well-tempered Clavier, book I: Preludes and Fugues in C major and minor, F major and minor, A major and minor; French Suite in C minor, BWV 813;
      Mozart: Sonata in F, K.533;
      Beethoven: Sonata in F minor "Appassionata", op.57;
      (encore) three Chopin pieces.
    • 15. Budapest, Opera House. Philharmonic Orchestra, János Ferencsik.
      Bach: Piano Concerto in D minor.
    • 24. Budapest, Erkel Theatre. HSO, János Ferencsik,
      Liszt: Piano Concerto in E flat.
    • 26. Budapest, Academy of Music.
      Prokofiev: Sonata no.8,
      Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte, Gaspar de la nuit no.2, Valses nobles et sentimentales,
      (encore) Jeux d'eau, Alborada del gracioso
    • 27. Budapest, Academy of Music.
      Mozart: sonatas;
      Beethoven: Sonatas in D, op. 10 and in F minor "Appassionata", op.57

  • April
    • 3. Budapest, Opera House.
      Gala performance on the anniversary of the liberation of Hungary, with the Moiseyev Ensemble and several Hungarian folk ensembles also participating.
    • 21. Moscow.
      Weber: Piano Sonata No. 3, Opus 49;
      Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte; Valses nobles et sentimentales; Gaspard de la Nuit, No. 2, Le gibet ; Miroirs, Alborado del gracioso, Jeux d'eau;
      Rachmaninoff: Etudes-Tableaux Opus 33, no. 6; Preludes, opus 23, no. 7, opus 32, no. 2;
      Prokofiev: Gavotte, Opus 95, No. 2.

  • May
    • 3. Moscow.
      Ravel: Habanera
    • 20. Prague. with Ancerl, Prague Symphony Orchestra
      Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1, Opus 10.
    • 23. Prague.
      Weber: Piano Sonata No. 3, Opus 49;
      Franck: Prelude Chorale & Fugue;
      Chopin: Scherzo No. 4, Opus 54;
      Debussy: Preludes Book 1, nos. 3, 4, 5; Preludes Book 2, nos. 8 and 9;
      Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 5, Opus 53
    • 28. Liberec.
      Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 7, Opus 10, n.3;
      Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 2, Opus 22;
      Chopin: Scherzo No. 4, Opus 54;
      Liszt: Transcendental Etudes, Nos. 3, 5, and 11.
    • 30. Prague.
      Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 16, D. 845;
      Schumann: Waldszenen, Opus 82; Sonata No. 2, Opus 22; Toccata, Opus 7 .
    • Prague. with Ancerl, Czech Philharmonic. Recorded by Supraphon.
      Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Opus 23.
    • Prague. with Ancerl, Czech Philharmonic. Recorded by Supraphon, not released.
      Schumann: Piano Concerto in a.

  • June
    • 1. Prague. with Alexander Kornejev, flute.
      Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 8, Opus 84; Sonata for Flute and Piano No. 2, Opus 94.
    • 3. Prague. with Ancerl, Czech Philharmonic.
      Schumann: Piano Concerto in a, opus 54;
      Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1;
      Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Opus 23.

  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
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