Sviatoslav Richter Chronology

1960
  • January
    • 31. Jaroslav.
      Chopin: Ballade no. 1

  • February
    • 21. Prague. Dum umelcu.
      Chopin: 4 Ballades
      Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, opus 61;
      Chopin: Etudes, opus 10, nos. 1 - 4, 10 - 12; opus 25, nos. 5 - 8, 11, 12.
    • 24. Bucharest.
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in D.
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 12 in A flat, opus 26.
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in f, opus 57.
      Schubert: Impromptu
      Schumann: Fantasiestücke No. 2, opus 12, no. 2
    • 26. Bucharest.
      Chopin: 4 Ballades; Polonaise-Fantasie, opus 61;
      Chopin: Etudes, opus 10, nos. 1 - 4, 10 - 12; opus 25, nos. 5 - 8, 11, 12.
    • 27. Bucharest.
      Haydn: Sonata no. 62 in E flat, Hob. XVI:52.
      Chopin: Ballade No. 2; Six Etudes.
      Rachmaninoff: Preludes, opus 23, nos. 1, 2, 8; opus 32, nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12.
    • 28. Bucharest.
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in D, opus 10, no. 3.
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 12 in A flat, opus 26.
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in f, opus 57.

  • March
    • 3. Kiev. Philharmonic Hall.
      Haydn: Sonata in E flat, Hob. XVI:49
      Chopin: Ballade no. 1; 5 Etudes from opus 10
      Rachmaninoff: 10 Preludes from opus 23 and 32
    • 5. Kiev. Philharmonic Hall.
      Chopin: 4 Ballades; Polonaise-Fantasie, opus 61
    • 10. Moscow. à la mémoire de Bulgakov
      Beethoven: Sonata
      Chopin: Etude

  • April
    • 1. Moscow. Tchaikovsky Hall.
      Haydn: Sonata no. 62 in E flat, Hob. XVI:52;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in D, opus 10, no. 3;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 17 in d, opus 31, no. 2;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 18 in E flat, opus 31, no. 23
      (encore) Chopin: Etude, opus 10, no. 1.
    • 3. Moscow.
    • 10. Moscow. Gnessin Institute.
      Prokofiev: Sonatine pastorale, opus 59, no. 3;
      Paysage, opus 59, no. 2; Pensées, opus 62, no. 3;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 6, opus 82.

  • May
    • 3. Moscow. Conservatory, Great Hall.
      Haydn: Sonata no. 44 in g;
      Beethoven: Sonatas, opus 14, nos. 1 and 2;
      Beethoven: Sonata, opus 22;
      Beethoven: Sonata, opus 26.
    • 10. Helsinki. Conservatory. First recital in the West
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in D, opus 10, no. 3;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 17 in d, opus 31, no. 2;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 22 in F, opus 54;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in f, opus 57.
      (encore) Schubert: Impromptu;
      (encore) Schumann: Fantasiestück;
      (encore) Rachmaninoff: Prelude.
    • 12. Turku. Konzerthaus.
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in D, opus 10, no. 3;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 17 in d, opus 31, no. 2;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 22 in F, opus 54;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in f, opus 57.
    • 15. Helsinki. Conservatory.
      Haydn: Sonata no. 62 in E flat, Hob. XVI:52;
      Schumann: Noveletten, opus 21, nos. 1, 2, 4, and 8;
      Prokofiev: Ten Visions Fugitives, opus 22; Sonatine pastorale, opus 59, no. 3;
      Prokofiev: Paysage, opus 59, no. 2; Pensées, opus 62, no. 3;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 6 in A, opus 82.
      (encore) Prokofiev: Gavotte;
      (encore) Rachmaninoff: Prelude;
      (encore) Ravel: Miroirs, no. 1 "Noctuelles";
      (encore) Chopin: Two Etudes.

  • June
    • 9. Moscow.
      Haydn: Sonata no. 33 in c, Hob. XVI:20 [ ? ]
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in D, opus 10, no. 3;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 17 in d, opus 31, no. 2;
      Beethoven: Sonata No. 22 in F, opus 54;
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 23 in f, opus 57.

  • July
    • 6. Kiev.
      Haydn: Sonata no. 33 in c, Hob. XVI:20
      Schumann: Novelette, opus 21, no. 8
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 6 in A, opus 82.
      Prokofiev: Ten Visions Fugitives, opus 22

  • August
  • September
    • 20. Moscow. Conservatory, Great Hall.
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 6 in A, opus 82.
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 8 in B flat, opus 84.
    • 22. [ or 23? ] Moscow.
      Haydn: Sonata no. 60 in C, Hob. XVI:50;
      Schumann: Noveletten, opus 21 nos. 1, 2, and 8;
      Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E, Op. 54;
      Ravel: Pavane, Jeux d'eaux, Oiseaux tristes;
      Scriabin: Sonata No. 5, Op. 53;
    • 24. Moscow. Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory.
      Haydn: Sonata no. 60 in C, Hob. XVI:50
      Schumann: Novelette No. 1 in F, Op. 21
      Schumann: Novelette No. 2 in D, Op. 21
      Schumann: Novelette No. 8 in D, Op. 21
      Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E, Op. 54
      Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat, Op. 47
      Debussy: Images - (SET I) - 1. Reflects dans l'eau
      Debussy: Images - (SET I) - 2. Hommage a Rameau
      Debussy: Images - (SET I) - 3. Mouvement
      Debussy: Images - (SET II) - 1. Cloches a travers les feuilles
      Debussy: L'isle joyeuse

  • October
    • 15. Chicago, Illinois. Orchestra Hall. Erich Leinsdorf, Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
      Brahms: Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B flat, opus 83
    • 17. [ and 18? ] Chicago, Illinois. Recording for RCA.
      Brahms: Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B flat, opus 83
    • 19. New York. Carnegie Hall.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 3 in C, opus 2 no. 3
      Sonata no. 9 in E, opus 14 no. 1
      Sonata no. 12 in A flat, opus 26
      Sonata no. 22 in F, opus 54
      Sonata no. 23 in f, opus 57;
      Chopin: Etudes, opus 10 nos. 1 and 12;
      Schubert: Impromptu in A flat, D 899, no. 4
      Schumann: Fantasiestücke, opus 12, no. 2
    • 21. Philadelphia. Academy of Music. Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra.
      Dvorak: Concerto for Piano in g, opus 33
      Brahms: Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B flat, opus 83
    • 23. New York. Carnegie Hall.
      Prokofiev: Sonatine pastorale in C, opus 59, no. 3 ;
      Paysage, opus 59, no. 2 ;
      Pensées, opus 62, no. 3 ;
      Sonata No. 6 in A, opus 82 ;
      Sonata No. 8 in B flat, opus 84 ;
      (encore) Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8 (Vivace);
      (encore) Prokofiev: Gavotte from "Cinderella" opus 95, no. 2;
      (encore) Rachmaninoff: Preludes, opus 23, nos. 4 and 5.
    • 25. New York. Carnegie Hall.
      Haydn: Sonata no. 60 in C, Hob. XVI:50
      Schumann: Noveletten, opus 21, nos. 1, 2, 8
      Debussy: Images, Book I
      L'Ile Joyeuse
      Suite Bergamasque
      (encores) Debussy: Images, Book II, No. 1 "Cloches à travers les feuilles"
      Preludes, Book 1 nos. 3, 5
    • 28. New York. Carnegie Hall.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 7 in D, opus 10 no. 3
      Schumann: Noveletten, opus 21, nos. 1, 2, 8
      Rachmaninoff: Preludes, opus 23, nos. 1, 2 and 8; opus 32, nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12.
      (encores) Ravel: Miroirs, no. 2 "Oiseaux tristes"
      Chopin: Etude in E, opus 10 no. 3; Mazurka no. 15, opus 24 no. 2
    • 30. New York. Carnegie Hall.
      Schumann: Fantasie in C, opus 17
      Chopin: Scherzo no. 4 in E, opus 54
      Ravel: Jeux d'eau
      Miroirs, no. 2 "Oiseaux tristes" only
      Pavane pour une Infante défunte
      Scriabin: Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp, opus 53
      (encore) Scriabin: Sonata No. 5
      (encore) Rachmaninoff: Preludes, opus 32, no. 12, and opus 23, no. 7.

  • November
    • 1. Boston, Massachusetts. Symphony Hall. Charles Munch, Boston Symphony Orchestra.
      Brahms: Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B flat, opus 83
      Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no. 1 in C, opus 15
    • 2. and 3. Boston, Massachusetts. Recording for RCA.
      Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no. 1 in C, opus 15
    • 5. Chicago. Orchestra Hall
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 7 in D, opus 10 no. 3
      Schumann: Noveletten, opus 21, nos. 1, 2, 8
      Ravel: Jeux d'eau
      Miroirs, no. 2 "Oiseaux tristes" only
      Pavane pour une Infante défunte
      Scriabin: Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp, opus 53
    • 9. Los Angeles, California.
    • 11. San Francisco, California. Masonic Temple.
    • 13. Berkeley, California.
    • 16. Los Angeles, California.
      Haydn: Sonata no. 48
      Schumann: Novelletten op. 21 nos. 1, 2, 8;
      Chopin: Scherzo no. 4, op. 54, Ballade no. 3, op. 47;
      Ravel: Jeux d'eau , La vallee des cloches, Miroirs no. 5;
      Scriabin: Sonata no. 5.
    • 18. Pasadena, California.
    • 20. Phoenix, Arizona.
    • 25. Detroit, Michigan.
    • 27. Chicago. Opera House.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 3 in C, opus 2, no. 3;
      Sonata no. 9 in E, opus 14, no. 1 ;
      Sonata no. 12 in A flat, opus 26 ;
      Sonata no. 22 in F, opus 54 ;
      Sonata no. 23 in f, opus 57 .
    • 29. and 30. New York. Webster Hall. Recording for RCA.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 23 in f, opus 57
      Sonata no. 12 in A flat, opus 26
      Sonata no. 22 in F, opus 54

  • December
    • 1. Philadelphia. Academy of Music.
      Haydn: Sonata in C;
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 3 in C, opus 2, no. 3;
      Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6;
      Sonatine Pastorale, opus 59; Pensee, opus 62, no. 3;
      Ten Visions fugitives from opus 22
      (encores) Rachmaninoff: Two Preludes;
      Debussy
      Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6, finale
    • 3. Washington, D. C.
    • 5. Toronto. Massey Hall.
    • 7. Montreal. Theatre Saint Denis.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 3 in C, opus 2, no. 3;
      Sonata no. 9 in E, opus 14, no. 1 ;
      Sonata no. 12 in A flat, opus 26 ;
      Sonata no. 22 in F, opus 54 ;
      Sonata no. 23 in f, opus 57 .
    • 9. Montreal. Theatre Saint Denis.
    • 11. Boston.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 3 in C, opus 2, no. 3;
      Sonata no. 9 in E, opus 14, no. 1 ;
      Sonata no. 12 in A flat, opus 26 ;
      Sonata no. 22 in F, opus 54 ;
      Sonata no. 23 in f, opus 57 .
    • 13. Boston.
    • 15. Baltimore.
    • 18. New York. Philharmonic Hall. Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic.
      Liszt: Concerto No. 2 in A;
      Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 in b flat minor.
    • 20. Washington, D. C. Constitution Hall.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 3 in C, opus 2, no. 3;
      Sonata no. 9 in E, opus 14, no. 1 ;
      Sonata no. 12 in A flat, opus 26 ;
      Sonata no. 22 in F, opus 54 ;
      Sonata no. 23 in f, opus 57 .
    • 23. New York. Carnegie Hall.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 3 in C, opus 2, no. 3;
      Sonata no. 9 in E, opus 14, no. 1 ;
      Sonata no. 12 in A flat, opus 26 ;
      Sonata no. 22 in F, opus 54 ;
      Sonata no. 23 in f, opus 57 .
    • 26. New York. Carnegie Hall.
      Haydn: Sonata No. 48;
      Chopin: Scherzo no. 4 in E, opus 54 ;
      Chopin: Ballade no. 3 in A flat, opus 47;
      Rachmaninoff: Preludes, opus 23, no. 1; opus 32, nos. 9, 10, 12;
      Ravel: Jeux d'eau
      Miroirs, no. 5 "La vallée des cloches" only
      Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6
      (encores) Prokofiev: Gavotte from "Cinderella" opus 95 #2 ;
      Visions fugitives, opus 22 nos. 6, 8, 9, 15, 18
    • 28. Newark, New Jersey. Mosque Theatre.
      Haydn: Sonata No. 48;
      Chopin: Scherzo no. 4 in E, opus 54
      Chopin: Ballade no. 3 in A flat, opus 47;
      Rachmaninoff: Preludes, opus 23, no. 1; opus 32, nos. 9, 10, 12;
      Ravel: Jeux d'eau
      Miroirs, no. 5 "La vallée des cloches" only
      Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6

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