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Schiff: Schubert – Sonatas & Impromptus (24/96 FLAC)

Schiff: Schubert - Sonatas & Impromptus (24/96 FLAC)

Schiff: Schubert – Sonatas & Impromptus (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: András Schiff
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: ECM
Release: 2019
Size: 1.83 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899
01. 1. Allegro molto moderato
02. 2. Allegro
03. 3. Andante
04. 4. Allegretto

Piano Sonata No. 19 in C Minor, D. 958
05. 1. Allegro
06. 2. Adagio
07. 3. Menuetto (Allegro)
08. 4. Allegro

3 Klavierstücke, D. 946
09. 1. Allegro assai
10. 2. Allegretto
11. 3. Allegro

Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959
12. 1. Allegro
13. 2. Andantino
14. 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
15. 4. Rondo (Allegretto)

For a truly great interpretation it’s not enough just to play a historical instrument, the playing also has to be up to scratch. This recording released by the world-renowned label ECM showcases a pianist of the highest calibre playing the wonderful Viennese Brodmann piano. András Schiff captures the convergence of thought and sound remarkably well and seldom before have we been given so much insight into Schubert’s innermost thoughts. The softness and the unmistakable legato that the pianist produces on this Viennese instrument give the Sonatas D. 958 and D. 959 an indescribable feeling of nostalgia. But Schubert’s inward revolt was growing and András Schiff leads us steadily to the edge of the abyss. The crystalline sounds of the Scherzo in the Sonata D. 959 are as enchanting as the sound of ancient harpists who were so often depicted by German Romantics. This exploration into sound is also marvellous in the Impromptus D. 899 and the 3 Klavierstücke D. 946 or “Three Piano Pieces”, which have a very expressive counterpoint that differ from the unfathomable depth of the sonatas. This album is a revelation into a whole new world of sound that is unveiled as András Schiff’s fingers touch the keys. Inspiring.

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