Classics of the Phonograph

Sviatoslav Richter

Richter in 1966

Richter in 1966 Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

When Soviet artists began to appear in New York in the 1950s, Russians, in the know, would say, “He’s good, but wait until you hear Richter!” And when the great pianist Richter did appear in America in 1960s, audiences went wild, and so did record companies in Europe and America. Some years ago, the EMI Company issued a box of 14 CDs containing all their Richter recordings. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear Richter playing music of Beethoven, Schubert and Dvorak.


Schubert | Trout Quintet, excerpt

Beethoven | Piano Concerto No. 3, excerpt

Dvorak | Piano Concerto, excerpt