Post by dk Post by Théo Amon
could someone list and, if possible, rank Sviatoslav
Richter's extant live recordings of Beethoven's op.
106? All I found on Naxos Music Library is a 1976
London version, but I reckon there are others around.
If there's info on the sonic quality of them, that'd
be great too (some of those bootlegs from behind the
Iron Curtain are almost unbearable...).
Note that there appear to be only 3 live
recordings, all dating from June 1975. I
have the Praga and BBC Legends recordings.
Frankly there isn't that much difference
to prefer one over the other, especially
since I do not like the interpretation.
If you like Richter's view of the music
you will probably enjoy both equally. I
just don't. Sometime around 1970 Richter
turned into a more boring pianist than
he was before.