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By Sviatoslav Richter and Mstislav Rostropovich. By Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), and Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953). Classical. CD. Naxos #DHR-7931-2. Published by Naxos (NX.DHR-7931-2).
Item Number: NX.DHR-7931-2
This one-of-a-kind release features two of the leading musicians of the twentieth century, Mstislav Rostropovich and Sviatoslav Richter in live performances of sonatas. Especially notable is the Prokofiev sonata from Moscow 1950, which was the piece's world premiere performance. Two other sonatas, by Beethoven and Brahms, are being released here for the first time. These two concerts took place in March 1950 and June 1964, when both of these remarkable twentieth century musicians were at the peak of their careers.