The Richter Acolyte

Richter "Sightings"
(compiled by Alex Malow)



  RICHTER "SIGHTINGS" is a list of video clips found in various documentaries and other sources, arranged alphabetically by composer. I have left items in the "Sightings" list that have been subsequently incorporated into the Videography proper.

SD = "Sviatoslav Richter" - (1968) Soviet documentary
RC = "Richter Chronicles" - (date?) Soviet documentary
RiT = "Richter in Tours" - (1979) German television documentary
RE = "Richter the Enigma" - (1998)
AoP = "The Art of Piano" - (1999) Warner Vision 29199-3(VHS), 29199-2(DVD)
M = Miscellaneous sources
RS = "Richter's Scale" - (2000) Russian Documentary [atleast 35min.]
SR = "Sviatoslav Richter" - (1995) Russian Documentary [Ostankino TV. 50min.]
MH = "Musical Houses" - (2000) Russian Documentary [approx.30min.]
TR = A Tribute to Richter from TV series "Echo of Success" : from Kiev House of Scientists (20/03/2000) [Ukranian TV, approx.20min.]
LL = "Life after Life"[Russian Documentary about the life and death of violinist Oleg Kagan, 120min. 1995]
IM = "In Memory of Sviatoslav Richter" [Russian documentary,1997,40 min.]
EP = "Sviatoslav Richter": Episodes from the Life of an Artist - Russian Documentary. [approx 40min.]

BACH
1 Piano Concerto #1 BWV 1052 (Orch./Kondrashin) * M
early 60's (?)
Moscow. Richter sighted at piano placed in the midst of the orchestra.
2 Fantasia and Fugue in a, BWV 944 * SD
* RE
60's
Moscow
3 Brandenburg Concerto # 5 cadenza * RC 03/78?
Moscow (different footage compared to LD version)
4 Piano Concerto #6 in F BWV 1057 *RC date?
place? rehearsal
5 Piano Concerto # 1 D minor, BWV 1052 mov.2(Munich Bach. Orch./Karl Richter) * RiT
* RE
25/6/78
Tours
6 Well Tempered Clavier BK 1 prelude in G *RE date?
place?
7 Piano Concerto # 1 cadenza - practice, no orchestra *RiT 1978
Tours
8 Piano Concerto # 1 mov.1 (Moscow Cons.Ch.O./Nikolayevsky) *SR 28/3/78
Moscow
9 French Suite #6 Sarabande * M 1991
Tours
BEETHOVEN
1 Sonata for Violin and Piano # 1 (David Oistrakh) *"David Oistrakh - artist of the people?" Documentary by Bruno Monsaingeon 6/5/1970
Moscow
2 Piano Sonata #7 *SR(mov.2 complete) *TR * IM 16/10/76
Moscow
3 Piano Sonata #12 *RE 16/10/76
Moscow
4 Violin Sonata #2 mov.2 (Oleg Kagan) * M 1976
Finland?
4 Piano Sonata # 23 *RE 3/12/92?
Moscow or Vienna?
5 Piano Sonata # 31 *RE early 90's ?
6 Triple Concerto (Oistrakh & Rostropovich. Moscow Phil. Orch./Kondrashin *RE 5/1/70
Moscow
7 Piano Sonata #23, mov.1 *AoP 1992
Vienna
8 Sonata for Piano and Violin #2, mov.1 (Kagan) *LL 1975
Moscow
BERG
1 Kammerkonzert (Kagan, Moscow Cons. Chamber O./Nikolayevsky) *RE 12.13/12/77
Paris
BRAHMS
1 Piano Sonata #2 *RE *RS 1984?
Tokyo
2 Piano Concerto #2 (Berlin Phil.Orch/Maazel) *RE 1967?
Berlin
3 Piano Concerto #2 last mov.clip (Orch./Georgescu) * M ?
?
4 Violin Sonata #3 (Oistrakh) *RE 1/2/70
New York
CHOPIN
1 Variations Brillantes op.12 *SD 1966?
Moscow, Richter's apartment
2 Etude op.10 #4 *RE *TR late 60's ?
3 Etude op.25 # 4 *RE *TR ?
4 Etude op.25 # 7 *SR *EP(complete) 10/10/76
Moscow
5 Etude op.25 # 11 *RE *RS 29/3/89
London
6 Ballade #4 *RE 2/6/86
Mantova
7 Mazurka op.63 #3 *MH 10/10/76
Moscow
8 Scherzo # 2 *RE 1963
Russia
9 Scherzo # 3 * IM ?
Russia
10 Waltz op.34 #3 *SR(complete)*MH 10/10/76
Moscow
DEBUSSY
1 Prelude BK 1 # 6 "Des pas sur la neige" *SD 60's ?
2 Isle of Joy *SD 60's ?
3 Suite Bergamasque mov. 1 *RC 26/8/77
Salzburg
4 Prelude BK. 1 #7 *RE 28/2/84
Tokyo
DVORAK
1 Piano Concerto, last mov.(Moscow Phil.Orch./Kondrashin) *SD 60's ?
2 Piano Quintet op.5 mov.1 (Borodin Quartet) *M This clip contained in documentary "Dvorak Story". VILC-32 (LD)/VIVC-32(VHS) Moscow or Prague ? 1982.
FRANCK
1 Piano Quintet mov.1 (Borodin Quartet) *MH 5/12/88
Moscow
GLINKA
1 Tchernomor march from Ruslan & Ludmilla *RE from Russian Film "Kompositor Glinka" (1952) Richter plays the role of Liszt in the movie
GRIEG
1 Piano Concerto (Bergen S.O./Oistrakh ) *M 5/6/68
Bergen
2 Piano Concerto - rehearsal *M ?
Riga
HANDEL
1 Suite # 5 *RE 1979
Tours
2 Suite # 5 *RiT 1978
Tours (Richter and Gavrilov working on Handel)
HAYDN
1 Piano Concerto in D (Minsk Chamber.Orch./Tsiryuk) *RE 18/12/83
Moscow (Pushkin Museum)
2 Piano Concerto in D mov.1 and 3(Minsk Chamber.Orch.?/Tsiryuk) *EP(mov.1) *MH(mov.3) 19/12/83
Moscow (Large Hall of Moscow Conservatory)
3 Piano Sonata # 52 *RE date?
place?
HINDEMITH
1 Violin Sonata (Oleg Kagan) *RC 26/4/1978
Riga
LISZT
1 Piano Sonata in b *SD
* RE
In Richter's apartment,Moscow
(1966?)
2 Etude d'execution transcendante # 9 "La Ricordanza" *RE From Russian biographical film "Kompositor Glinka" 1952
MENDELSSOHN
1 Variations Serieusses op.54 *RE Moscow.1966
MOZART
1 Piano Concerto # 27 mov.1 & 3 (Chamber Orch/Barshai) *SD 23/4/66?
Moscow
2 Piano Concerto # 18 mov.2 *RC 9&10/1/77
Moscow Phil.O.(?)/Kondrashin) Moscow
3 Piano Quartet # 2 K 493 rehearsal (Tretyakov,Bashmet, Gutman) *RE *SR(a little more footage just before they play) 12/1982
Moscow.
4 Piano Quartet # 2 K 493 (Tretyakov,Bashmet, Gutman) *MH 29or30/12/1982
Moscow. LIVE
5 Sonata for 2 pianos K 448 (with Benjamin Britten)[rehearsal clip] *RE Aldeburgh 6/67 (?), also in documentary film about Britten "A Time There Was"
6 Piano Concerto #22 - rehearsal clip(Moscow Chamber Orch./Barshai)[1min.33sec.] *Youtube 1966
?
7 Piano Concerto # 9 mov.3(O.de ORTF/Maazel) *RE 3/7/66? or 67?
Tours
8 Piano Concerto # 18 (orch.?/ Kondrashin) * Soviet TV
* "Russian Waves" TV (Toronto, Dec. 2000)*EP
1977
9 Violin Sonata K 304 mov.2 (Kagan) * LL
Date?
Moscow?
PROKOFIEV
1 Piano Sonata # 6 mov. 4 * SD
* RE
1960's
Moscow (apartment ?)
2 Piano Sonata # 9 mov. 1 & 2 * SD
* RE
1960's
Moscow (apartment?)
3 Piano Concerto # 5 (Warsaw P.O/Rowicki) *RC *TR 27/9/58
Warsaw
4 Vision Fugitive op.22 # 4 *RE 1961
Moscow
5 Piano Sonata # 2 *RE 26/9/64
Toronto
6 Violin Sonata (Oistrakh) * WV 045-3521 (LD)
* WK 045-3521
* Kultur 1130 (VHS)
from documentary "David Oistrakh: Remembering A Musician"
7 Cello Sonata *M Clip of Rostropovich and Richter playing at Prokofiev's dacha, 1970.
RACHMANINOFF
1 Etudes-Tableaux op.39 #3 * SD (voiceover)
* RE (complete)
* RC
60's
2 Etude op.33 #4 & #5 *RE 4/3/84
Tokyo
3 Prelude op.23 #2 *RE date ?
Carnegie Hall?
RAVEL
1 Valses nobles et sentimentales *RE 1964
Tours
2 Alborada del gracioso *RE 26/9/64
Toronto
SAINT-SAENS
1 Piano Concerto # 2 (Latvian S.O./Magi) *RE 1993
Tours
2 Piano Concerto # 2 - rehearsal clips(Latvian S.O./Magi) *single camera 1993
Tours
SCHUBERT
1 Piano Sonata in B, D.575 op.147 *SD 1966 ?
2 Moment musicaux op.94 D 780 #1 in C *RC 27/4/1978
Riga
3 4 Landler *RC 27/4/1978
Riga
4 Piano Sonata # 18 D 894 *RE 27/9/77
Aldeburgh
5 "Liebeslauschen" (Fischer-Dieskau) *RE 8/78
Munich
6 Scherzo # 2 *RE 1963
Russia
7 Winterreise (Schreier) *MH 10/12/85
Moscow
8 Piano Sonata in B flat D 960 - mov.2 excerpt *RE 70's? Could be sound over?
9 Violin Sonata in A, D 574 mov.2 (Kagan) *LL 7/12/85
Moscow
SCHUMANN
1 Carnaval of Vienna mov.1, mov.2, mov.4 (different performance to Laserdisc issue: Richter with a tie, as opposed to a bow tie) *RC *EP * IM(last mov.) 10/1976?
Moscow
2 Fantasiestucke op.12 "Aufschwung" *RE 1965?
3 Fantasiestucke op.12 "Aufschwung" *M 1965? "Glenn Gould: the Russian Journey." Different performance to the clip in Richter the Enigma (very close in time; Richter with hair!)
4 Symphonic Etudes *M Russian TV News piece of Richter's funeral with clip from Pushkin Museum with Richter playing (could be sound over) date?
5 Marchenbilder for viola and piano (Bashmet) *SR * IM 13/12/85
Moscow
SCRIABIN
1 "Prometheus" for piano and orch.(USSR.State Orch./Svetlanov) *SR *EP * IM 12/4/1988
MOSCOW
SHOSTAKOVICH
1 Prelude and Fugue G sharp minor *RE 1962
Warsaw
2 Violin Sonata (Oistrakh) *RE 6/3/85
Freiburg
3 Piano Quintet op. 57 mov. 4 (Borodin Quartet), rehearsal * DMLB-35 (LD)
* DMVB-35 (VHS)
* ZT 00906 (Beta)
from Soviet documentary on Shostakovich
4 Piano Trio #2 (Kagan & Gutman)
*LL
12/12/84
Moscow.Live
STRAUSS
1 Burlesque for Piano and Orchestra(George Enescu P.O./Georgescu) *RE 9/9/61
Bucharest
TCHAIKOVSKY
1 Piano Concerto # 1 mov.1(RE) & mov.3 (AoP) (Moscow Phil/Orch?/Rozhdestvensky) * RE
* AoP
1958
Moscow
2 Piano Trio (Kagan & Gutman) *RE *LL 30/12/86
Moscow
WAGNER
1 Albumblatt *RE ?
WOLF
1 "Der Feurreiter" (Fischer-Dieskau), rehearsal *RE 1967
Tours


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