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Hans Richter-Haaser

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Hans Richter-Haaser never made it to the ‘big time’. Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Haydn were Richter-Haaser’s bread and butter. He was firmly and unmistakably in that tradition: distinctively Germanic, serious, deeply respectful of the music. Music making was, to him, a matter of discovering the soul in the music. This disc presents pianist Hans Richter-Haaser’s German radio broadcast in 1950s and the performances are of ‘noble simplicity and quiet grandeur’. None of these radio performances have been published before.

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HANS RICHTER-HAASER plays Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn

1-3. MOZART: Piano Sonata No.6 in D Major, K.284 [21:18]
4-6. MOZART: Piano Sonata No.15 in F Major, K.533 [16:48]

Recorded ∙ 30 December 1950 ∙ Frankfurt ∙ Altes Funkhaus Eschersheimer Landstraße ∙ Hessischer Rundfunk ∙ Radio Studio Recording

7-9. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.16 in G Major, Op.31, No.1 [19:38]
10-12. HAYDN: Piano Sonata No.59 in E-flat Major, Hob XVI: 49 [15:51]

Recorded ∙ 07 October 1959 ∙ Frankfurt ∙ Raum 3/C ∙ Hessischer Rundfunk ∙ Radio Studio Recording

Additional Information

Article number: MC 1002
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050026
Total time: 73:36

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Evelyn Richter
With special thanks to Dr. Inge Schleier
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2014 Meloclassic