Schumann - December Nights
Melodiya, 1985

Schumann - December Nights
Live recording from Richter's festival "December Nights" in 1985.

Schumann: Blumenstück, Op. 19
Schumann: Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44

Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Borodin String Quartet
Ludmila Berlinskaya, piano

The anecdote : Sviatoslav Richter and Ludmila Berlinskaya performed Schumann's "Bilden aus Osten" for 4 hands during that concert, but it remained a surprise for everybody until S. Richter invited L. Berlinskaya on stage to perform with him. 
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