Friday, December 07, 2012

Sviatoslav Richter
"Schubert: Wanderer Fantasia, Sonata in A op. 120" (Vinyl)

This is an EMI/Angel release; methinks this is a re-issue of an earlier Richter recording.
This is borne of an age where digital recording studios were beginning to show up and the balance of power had swung from LP's to cassettes and CD's.  There's a drop in care and polish that was put into vinyl records at this point.

Richter is, of course, an amazing pianist.  I have little opinion on Schubert's piano works.  They probably go on far too long, just like his string chamber music literature.

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