Schubert: Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

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Lars Vogt plays Schubert

Lars Vogt plays Schubert


Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D899

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

6 German Dances D820


Lars Vogt (piano)

Following Lars Vogt's hugely popular solo debut recording of Bach'sGoldberg Variations on Ondine the pianist's new solo recording featuresmuch-loved piano works by Franz Schubert (1797-1828).

The Impromptus D 899, Six German Dances D 820 and the famous Moments musicaux were written when Schubert was at the height of his maturity andthey contain some of his most well-known pieces for the piano.

“Throughout, Vogt’s playing brings out the extreme dynamic contrasts, the frequent accents, and the astonishing inventiveness of Schubert’s harmonies. A feast.” Sunday Times, 27th November 2016

“Now this is what I like to hear: vivid declamation of material that I’ve known and loved for years, but which in the hands of a pianist – no, a musician – like Lars Vogt suddenly emerges as fresh-minted…ebb and flow, whether on a dangerous sea-bound current or in calmer climes, seems to me the very essence of Vogt’s approach to this wonderful music, and I loved it” Classical Ear, 25th November 2016 *****

“There’s no doubting the high quality of the pianism – and Ondine’s sound is beautifully resonant and realistic. Much of the playing is forthright and determined. There is some quiet playing of lovely stillness, too, such as in the wistful pianissimo major-key passages in the First Impromptu” Gramophone Magazine, December 2016

“The playing is unaffected and moving [in] the Moments Musicaux” BBC Music Magazine, January 2017 ***

“Lars Vogt plays them so convincingly, with both considerable elegance and the immediate drama which is such a prerequisite in late Schubert…Vogt is a master at drawing out the drama in Schubert, and these four impromptus offer eloquent proof of that mastery.” Pianist Magazine, April 2017 ****

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Schubert: Moments Musicaux, Klavierstücke & Wanderer Fantasy

Schubert: Moments Musicaux, Klavierstücke & Wanderer Fantasy

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Schubert:

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

Allegretto in C minor, D915

March in E major, D606

Klavierstücke (3), D946

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'


Claudio Arrau could trace his musical lineage through his teacher Martin Krause to Liszt, Beethoven and Haydn themselves. Yet this probing and poetic artist was not afraid to admit that “Schubert is for me the ultimate problem of interpretation … There is the dramatic scope of Beethoven and the simplicity of Austrian folksong; wonderful lyric writing … and great chastity. And much of his music is filled with anxiety – so obvious when you know his language.”

First release on 2CD of all these recordings together and with a new 2016 digital 24-BIT remastering made especially for the release.

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Schubert: Sonatas, Impromptus & Moments Musicaux

Schubert: Sonatas, Impromptus & Moments Musicaux


Schubert:

Hungarian Melody in B minor D817

Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

Allegretto in C minor, D915

4 Impromptus, D935

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960


András Schiff (fortepiano)

Sir András Schiff’s reputation as one of the great interpreters of the work of Franz Schubert is long-established and he has always maintained that Schubert’s music is amongst the most moving ever written. Schiff underlined the point on his ECM New Series album with the C Major fantasies at the end of the 1990s, and he does so again on this remarkable recording. Two Schubert Sonatas (D894 & D960), the six Moments musicaux, Four Impromptus (D 935), the ‘Hungarian Melody’ and an Allegretto are addressed on a period instrument, the fortepiano. The pianist says: “My fortepiano was built by Franz Brodmann in Vienna in 1820. It is to me ideally suited to Schubert’s keyboard works. There is something quintessentially Viennese in its timbre, its tender mellowness, its melancholic cantabilità...It is in the quiet and quietest moments when Schubert - like nobody else - touches our hearts.”

Elsewhere in an absorbing booklet essay, Schiff notes: “Finding the right venue is essential. The room must not be too large, its acoustics, proportions, resonances and atmosphere should be ideally attuned to the needs of the fortepiano. Such a hall is the Kemmermusiksaal H.J. Abs of the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn.” It was there that these memorable recordings were made in July 2014.

“Schiff conjures wisp-like sonorities and never makes an ugly sound, and the Moments musicaux crackle with incisive effects. The smaller pieces work best, while the sonatas are quite difficult to sustain.” The Observer, 3rd May 2015 ****

“[Schiff] shows how [the fortepiano's] muted, delicate sound can transform Schubert for modern listeners. Two of the piano sonatas, the G Major, D894, and the late B Flat, D960, speak to us as if in an intimate tête-à-tête. The Moments musicaux, D 780, and the Four Impromptus, D 935, smile with informal grace.” Financial Times, 9th May 2015 ****

“Schiff’s Schubert is a known quantity: his comprehensive Decca set of the keyboard works remains a classic, but the sounds here are unexpected...Schiff, a self-confessed period-instrument convert, returns to the great G and B major sonatas, the second set of Impromptus and Moments Musicaux, making them sound hot off the press, fresh and new.” Sunday Times, 17th May 2015

“[The 1820 Brodmann instrument] sounds glorious: its tone and action seem ideally to suit these works…let us hope there is more to come.” Classical Music, May 2015 *****

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Shai Wosner plays Schubert & Mazzoli

Shai Wosner plays Schubert & Mazzoli


Mazzoli:

Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos

Schubert:

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D959


Shai Wosner (piano)

Described by the BBC Music Magazine as being among "the front rank of Schubertians" (Schubert Sonatas ONYX4073 review) this new release will be eagerly awaited by all those who appreciate this wonderful Schubert interpreter. Wosner provides an interesting twist to the programme in Missy Mazzoli’s [b. 1980] Schubert-inspired ‘Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos’, in which the young Swiss aristocrat and adventurer of the early 20th Century imagines a Schubert sonata ‘piercing her fading consciousness like memories from her former life are fragments of Schubert's sonata. Eberhardt lived a nomadic life in North Africa, dying at 27 in a flash flood.

“Wosner's interpretations draw you ineluctably into his own vision...[he] proves himself a Schubertian of real stature.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2015

“the utmost pianistic luxury...One of the most persuasive elements of Wosner's playing is his ability to indicate varieties of texture with tremendous clarity and subtlety. Overstatement just isn't necessary. His sustained notes, whether singly or in chords, sound unfailingly pellucid, crystalline, ethereally beautiful.” International Record Review, March 2015

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Schwammerl

Schubert: Piano Works


Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94


Kemp English (fortepiano)

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Schubert Live - Volume 2

Schubert Live - Volume 2


Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D958

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

16 German Dances D783

Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894

4 Impromptus, D935


Pianist Imogen Cooper follows her critically acclaimed ‘Schubert Live, Volume One’, with the second 2-CD release in her ongoing series of Schubert’s late piano music, recorded live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Imogen Cooper’s Schubert Live, Volume One (AV2156) was a runaway success both critically and commercially. An already highly respected artist found her profile, both in the media and at retail, raised to new heights. Imogen continues her exploration of Schubert’s late piano music with the second volume in her ongoing series for AVIE, recorded live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Her selection for Volume Two reflects the public appetite, in the late 1820s, for shorter piano pieces, which resulted in Six Moments Musicaux, D780 and Four Impromptus, D 935. Even the publisher of Schubert’s G major Sonata, D894, described the work as a ‘Fantasy, Andante, Menuetto and Allegretto’, knowing that marketing the work as individual character pieces would generate healthier sales.

“…Imogen Cooper is second to none in Schubert. The sound she so carefully makes is a glorious companion throughout, casting radiance on the first two Moments musicaux, the spellbinding last of the four impromptus, and even a rare moment of transcendence in the otherwise straightforward if well sprung German Dances. ...she finds her own independent way with the opening of the C minor Sonata, strong and surprisingly buoyant with lovely staccatos and later magical enharmonic transformations. The tour de force of the final tarantella, following on the heels of the elusive minuet, never palls in its mercurial variety, and the slip into B major is a glimpse into a strange new world, a little touch of heaven.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2010 *****

“These two CDs contain some of the most wonderful Schubert-playing I have ever heard. …one thing Cooper can do is make the piano sing… Colours are gracefully shaded, dynamics are artfully controlled and contained; there are no intrusive idiosyncrasies... to detract from the enchantment. ...there is throughout a serenity and poise to the playing which is pure balm for the soul. Here is a great artist of taste and integrity.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2010

“the piano could not be more naturally captured, nor the feeling of live music-making conveyed to the listener. She displays a very special feeling for the composer's lyricism, and the warm colouring and fine shading of timbre are as pleasing to the ear as the many subtle nuances of phrasing, and her bold sonority at higher dynamic levels is particularly satisfying.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

“Every note amply justifies Cooper’s Schubertian credentials. She maintains perfect balance between intellect and emotion, tuning into what the Germans call Sehnsucht — a kind of longing — and subtly delineating shades of light and dark...Outstanding.” Sunday Times, 22nd November 2009 ****

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Editor's Choice - January 2010

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Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D899, etc.

Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D899

4 Impromptus, D935

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, D664

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960


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Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, D784, etc.

Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, D784

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

Two Scherzi, D593


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Also Recommended - March 2007

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Schubert - Complete Impromptus

Schubert - Complete Impromptus


Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D899

Klavierstücke (3), D946

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

16 German Dances D783

4 Impromptus, D935

Ländler (12) D790


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Philips Duo - 4560612

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Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-Flat Major, Allegretto in C Minor & 6 Moments musicaux

Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-Flat Major, Allegretto in C Minor & 6 Moments musicaux


Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

Allegretto in C minor, D915

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

Hungarian Melody in B minor D817


Marco Tezza (piano)

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