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Sviatoslav Richter, 1976: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1


Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) performs Beethoven’s first piano sonata in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1. From the LP you see above, issued in 1977 on the Angel label, serial number RL-32085.
Richter recorded this work while on tour in France in June 1976. So that listeners are assured of the provenance and authenticity of this and similarly important recordings, I rely principally on images of the LP label (1:22) and jacket (front, 11:22, reverse, 18:16) in the creation of these videos. (Note: the front of the jacket had the remnants of a large sticker on the left side, so I used some image editing software to cover it up.)

1. Allegro
2. Adagio (5:33)
3. Minuetto (10:09)
4. Prestissimo (14:06)

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