Sviatoslav Richter Chronology

1970
  • January
    • 5. Moscow. With D. Oistrakh, M. Rostropovich, Kondrashin, Moscow Philharmonic.
      Beethoven: Triple Concerto, opus 56
    • 13. Warsaw.
      Schubert: Hüttenbrenner Variations, D 576;
      Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op 12, nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8;
      Bartók: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs;
      Szymanowsky: Masques Op 34, nos. 1 and 2;
      Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op 83
      (encores) Prokofiev: Valse de l'Opera, op. 96 n. 1; Paysage, op. 59 n. 2.
    • 18. Boston. Symphony Hall.
      Schubert: Hüttenbrenner Variations, D 576;
      Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op 12, nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8;
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition;
      (encore) Prokofiev: Valse de l'Opera, op. 96 n. 1; Paysage, op. 59 n. 2.
      (encore) Rachmaninoff: Prelude, opus 23, no. 7
    • 20. New Haven.
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition;
      Bartók: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs;
      Szymanowsky: Masques Op 34, nos. 1 and 2;
      Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op 83
      (encore) Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12, no. 1
      (encore) Prokofiev: Valse de l'Opera, op. 96 n. 1;
      (encore) Rachmaninoff: Prelude, opus 23, no. 7
    • 24. New York. Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
      Schumann: Bunte Blätter, Op 99;
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition;
    • 25. Washington.
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition;
      Rachmaninoff: Preludes, opus 23, nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 8; opus 32, nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12.
    • 27. Philadelphia. Academy of Music.
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition;
      Bartók: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs;
      Szymanowsky: Masques Op 34, nos. 1 and 2;
      Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op 83
    • 29. Philadelphia. Academy of Music. With Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra.
      Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K. 453
      Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat, K. 482

  • February
    • 1. New York. With David Oistrakh.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 6, op. 30 no. 1
      Brahms: Sonata no. 3, op. 108
      Franck: Sonata
      (encore) Schubert: Andante
      (encore) Beethoven: Sonata n. 5, Scherzo
    • 2. Philadelphia. With Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra.
      Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K. 453
      Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat, K. 482
    • 4. New York. With David Oistrakh.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 6, op. 30 no. 1
      Brahms: Sonata no. 3, op. 108
      Shostakovich: Sonata, op. 134
    • 8. Bloomington.
      Schumann: Bunte Blatter op. 99
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs
      Szymanowsky: Masques, Op 34(1 2),
      Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op 83

  • March
    • 16. New York.
      Schubert: Huttenbrenner Variations D. 576
      Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op 12, nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs
      Szymanowsky: Masques, Op 34, nos. 1, 2
      Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 7, Op 83
      (encore) Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 7 - Finale
    • 18. New York. With David Oistrakh.
    • 22. Newark.
      Beethoven: Variations op. 34, and op. 76
      Schumann : Fantasiestucke Op 12, nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8;
      Prokofiev : Piano Sonata No. 8, Op 84; Paysage op. 59 n. 2; Waltz op. 96 n. 1
    • 23. Philadelphia. With David Oistrakh.
      Beethoven: Sonata no. 6, op. 30 no. 1;
      Sonata no. 10 in G, opus 96;
      Brahms: Sonata no. 3, op. 108;
      (encore) Schubert: Andante;
      (encore) Beethoven: Sonata n. 5, Scherzo
    • 25. Providence.
      Schumann: Bunte Blatter op. 99
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs
      Szymanowsky: Masques, Op 34, nos. 1, 2
      Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op 83
    • 31. Ann Arbor.
      Beethoven: Variations opus 34, opus 35, and opus 76
      Schumann : Fantasiestucke Op 12, nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8;
      Prokofiev : Piano Sonata No. 7, Op 83;
      (encore) Prokofiev : Paysage op. 59 n. 2

  • April
    • 3. Reading.
      Beethoven: Variations opus 34, opus 35, and opus 76
      Schumann : Symphonic Etudes, Op 13
      (encore) Schumann : Fantasiestucke Op 12 (2 or 3 excerpts)
    • 5. New York. Carnegie Hall.
      Beethoven: Variations opus 34, opus 35, and opus 76
      Schumann : Symphonic Etudes, Op 13
      (encore) Schumann : Fantasiestucke Op 12, no. 2
      (encore) Chopin: Etude, op. 10 no. 10; Nocturne, op. 15 n. 1
    • 7. New York. Hunter College.
      Schumann: Bunte Blatter Op. 99;
      Rachmaninov: Preludes op.23, nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8; op.32, nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12;
    • 11. Newark?

  • May
    • 6. Moscow. With David Oistrakh.
      Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano, op. 12 n.1, op. 12 n. 3, and op. 96
    • 7. Moscow. With David Oistrakh.
      Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano, op. 12 n.1, op. 12 n. 3, and op. 96
    • 10. Moscow.
      Beethoven: Variations opus 34, opus 35, and opus 76
      Schumann : Fantasiestucke Op 12, nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8;
      Prokofiev : Piano Sonata No. 7, Op 83;
      Prokofiev : Paysage op. 59 n. 2
    • 12. Moscow.
      Schubert: Huttenbrenner Variations D. 576
      Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op 12, nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs
      Szymanowsky: Masques, Op 34, nos. 1, 2
      Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 7, Op 83
    • 22. Vicenza.
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs;
      Szymanowsky: Masques, Op 34, nos. 1, 2;
      Prokofiev : Piano Sonata No 7, Op 83
    • 25. Milan.
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs;
      Szymanowsky: Masques, Op 34, nos. 1, 2;
      Prokofiev : Piano Sonata No 7, Op 83;
      (encore) Brahms : Fantasie, opus 117, no. 2.
    • 27. Rome. Teatro Olimpico.
      Beethoven: Variations in F, opus 34
      Beethoven: Variations in D, opus 76
      Schumann: Fantasiestücke, opus 12, nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8;
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition;
      (encore) Prokofiev: Valse de l'Opera, op. 96 n. 1; Paysage, op. 59 n. 2;
      (encore) Brahms: Fantasie, opus 117, no. 2.

  • June
    • 1. Venice. La Fenice.
      [ Recorded and released on Rococo, Music & Arts, and Arkadia. ]
      Beethoven: Variations in F, opus 34;
      Beethoven: Variations in D, opus 76;
      Beethoven: Variations in E flat, opus 35 "Eroica";
      Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, opus 120.
    • 21. [ or 26? ] Granada.
      Beethoven: Variations in F, opus 34;
      Beethoven: Variations in D, opus 76;
      Beethoven: Variations in E flat, opus 35 "Eroica";
      Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, opus 120.
    • 21. Granada. With Frubeck de Burgos, Spanish National Orchestra.
      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, opus 37.

  • July
    • 5. Grange de Meslay.
    • 8. Arles.
    • 10. Antibes.
    • 13. London.
    • 17 - 19. Salzburg.
    • 21. Salzburg.
    • 24 - 25. Munich.
    • 30. Salzburg.

  • August
  • September
    • 3. Osaka. Festival Hall. Recorded by NHK and (except Schubert Sonata) broadcast on radio and television.
      Schubert: Sonata in C minor D. 958;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian peasant songs;
      Szymanowski: from "Masque" op.34, Sheherazade, Tantris le bouffon;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no.7 in B flat major op.83
      (bis) Prokofiev: Paysage, opus 59, no. 2
      (bis) Prokofiev: Waltz, opus 96, no. 1, from "War and Peace"
      (bis) Debussy: Images Book 2 "Cloches a travers les feuilles"
    • 5. Osaka. Festival Hall.
      Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
    • 7. Yokohama.
      Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian peasant songs;
      Szymanowski: from "Masques" opus 34, Sheherazade, Tantris le bouffon;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, opus 83.
    • 10. Tokyo.
      Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian peasant songs;
      Szymanowski: from "Masques" opus 34, Sheherazade, Tantris le bouffon;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, opus 83;
      (bis) Prokofiev: Paysage, opus 59, no. 2
      (bis) Prokofiev: Waltz, opus 96, no. 1, from "War and Peace"
    • 12. Niigata.
      Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
    • 15. Tokyo. with Rudolf Barshai and NHK Symphony Orchestra. Recorded by NHK and broadcast on radio and television.
      Mozart: Concerto no. 27 in B flat major, K. 595; Concerto no. 22 in E flat major K. 482;
      (bis) K. 482, Finale
    • 18. Tokyo. with Rudolf Barshai and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.
      Beethoven: Concerto no. 3 in c minor, opus 37.
    • 20. Okayama.
      Beethoven: 6 Variations on an original theme in F major, opus 34;
      Beethoven: 6 Variations on an original theme in D major, opus 76;
      Beethoven: 15 Variations and Fuge in E flat major, opus 35 (Eroica Variations);
      Beethoven: 33 Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli, opus 120.
    • 22. Hiroshima.
      Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian peasant songs;
      Szymanowski: from "Masques" opus 34, Sheherazade, Tantris le bouffon;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, opus 83;
    • 24. Fukuoka.
      Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian peasant songs;
      Szymanowski: from "Masques" opus 34, Sheherazade, Tantris le bouffon;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, opus 83;
    • 27. Kyoto.
      Beethoven: 6 Variations on an original theme in F major, opus 34;
      Beethoven: 6 Variations on an original theme in D major, opus 76;
      Beethoven: 15 Variations and Fuge in E flat major, opus 35 (Eroica Variations);
      Beethoven: 33 Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli, opus 120.
    • 28. Nagoya.
      Schumann: Bunte Blatter, Opus 99;
      Rachmaninov: Preludes, opus 23, nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 8; opus 32, nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12.

  • October
    • 1. Tokyo.
      Beethoven: 6 Variations on an original theme in F major, opus 34;
      Beethoven: 6 Variations on an original theme in D major, opus 76;
      Beethoven: 15 Variations and Fuge in E flat major, opus 35 (Eroica Variations);
      Beethoven: 33 Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli, opus 120.
    • 2. Tokyo.
      (Recital - Beethoven Variations - cancelled due to illness.)
    • 4. Hamamatsu.
      (Recital - Schumann, Rachmaninoff - cancelled due to illness.)
    • 6. Tokyo. Kosei Nenkin Kaikan.
      (Recital - Schumann, Mussorgsky - cancelled due to illness.)
    • 8. Tokyo. Kosei Nenkin Kaikan.
      (Recital - Schumann, Mussorgsky - cancelled due to illness.)
    • 11. Tokyo. Hibiya Kokaido.
      (Recital - Schumann, Rachmaninoff - cancelled due to illness.)
    • 14. Tokyo. Hibiya Kokaido.
      Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
    • 15. Tokyo. Hibiya Kokaido.
      Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13
      Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
    • 19. Tokyo. Kyoritsu Kodo.
      Beethoven: 6 Variations on an original theme in F major, opus 34;
      Beethoven: 6 Variations on an original theme in D major, opus 76;
      Beethoven: 15 Variations and Fuge in E flat major, opus 35 (Eroica Variations);
      Beethoven: 33 Variations in C major on a Waltz by Diabelli, opus 120.
    • 21. Tokyo. Kyoritsu Kodo.
      Schumann: Bunte Blatter, Opus 99;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 8 in B flat major, opus 84.
    • 22. Tokyo. Kyoritsu Kodo.
      Schumann: Bunte Blatter, Opus 99;
      Rachmaninov: Preludes, opus 23, nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 8; opus 32, nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12.
    • Nachodka.
    • Vladivostok.
    • Chabarowsk.
    • Novosibirsk.
      Britten: Concerto in D, opus 13.

  • November
    • 23. Moscow.
    • 24. Moscow. Funeral of Maria Yudina.
      Rachmaninoff: Prelude in b, opus 32, no. 10
    • 25. Bydgoszcz.
      Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958;
      Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13;
      (bis) Chopin: Nocturne, opus 15, no. 1; Etude, opus 10, no. 10;
      (bis) Rachmaninoff: Prelude, opus 23, no. 7
    • 27. Zwickau.
      Schumann: Bunte Blatter, Opus 99;
      Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13;
    • 28. Zwickau.
      Schumann: Bunte Blatter, Opus 99;
      Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13;

  • December
    • 1. Versailles.
      Schumann: Bunte Blatter, Opus 99;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian peasant songs;
      Szymanowski: from "Masques" opus 34, Scheherazade, Tantris le bouffon;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, opus 83;
      (bis) Prokofiev: Paysage, opus 59, no. 2
      (bis) Prokofiev: Waltz, opus 96, no. 1, from "War and Peace"
      (bis) Debussy: Two Preludes.
    • 5. Aldeburgh. With Benjamin Britten, English Chamber Orchestra. Recording.
      Britten: Concerto in D, opus 13.
    • 7. London. Royal Festival Hall.
      Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian peasant songs;
      Szymanowski: from "Masques" opus 34, Scheherazade, Tantris le bouffon;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, opus 83;
      (bis) Prokofiev: Paysage, opus 59, no. 2
      (bis) Prokofiev: Waltz, opus 96, no. 1, from "War and Peace"
      (bis) Debussy: Prelude.
    • 9. Brighton.
      Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958;
      Bartok: 15 Hungarian peasant songs;
      Szymanowski: from "Masques" opus 34, Scheherazade, Tantris le bouffon;
      Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, opus 83;
      (bis) Prokofiev: Waltz, opus 96, no. 1, from "War and Peace"
      (bis) Rachmaninoff: Prelude, opus 23, no. 7
    • 13. London. Covent Garden. With Benjamin Britten, English Chamber Orchestra.
      Britten: Concerto in D, opus 13.
    • 29. Moscow. Conservatory. With Rostropovich, Oistrakh, Kondrashin, Moscow Philharmonic.
      Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C, opus 56.

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