Sviatoslav Richter is still regarded by nearly the entire piano community as one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. Known for the depth of his interpretations, his virtuoso technique, and his vast repertoire, many of his recordings are still the benchmark recordings of famous repertoire. The present edition of Richters interpretations from 1948 to 1963 even has some premieres to offer, taken from hitherto unreleased live recordings. Special guests on this release include the Borodin Quartet, Nina Dorliac, Mstislav Rostropovich. Profil Edition Gunter Hanssler has already released numerous albums featuring Richters performances of works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. The recordings that make up this edition are devoted to the composers Schumann, Brahms and Reger.