About this title: Sviatoslav Richter's 1972 Salzburg recordings of Schubert -- a heroic reading of the C minor Sonata and a searing account of the B flat major Sonata -- are stupendous performances. Richter was the greatest of the Soviet-era Russian pianists, whose combination of strength and sensitivity made him an ideal Schubert player, and these two sonatas are especially well-suited to his gifts. In Richter's hands, the C minor Sonata doesn't sound like the Beethoven knock-off some lesser pianists have made it out to be; it sounds like ...
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