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.

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

“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

“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 ****

“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

Ondine - ODE12852

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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.

Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues - 2564640241

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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)

Ode Records - CDMANU5085

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Schubert - Impromptus & Moments Musicaux

Schubert - Impromptus & Moments Musicaux


Schubert:

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

Allegretto in C minor, D915

4 Impromptus, D899


David Fray (piano)

After his Bach concertos, a classical bestseller in both France and Germany, the young French pianist David Fray brings his unique sensibilities to Schubert. David Fray has already declared his particular affinity with Austro-German music, and after two CDs featuring Bach (and a DVD featuring him in Bach concertos) he now turns to the early Romantic era and Schubert, with a programme of the six Moments musicaux D780, the four Impromptus D899 and the Allegretto in C minor D915, recorded in Berlin.

His approach to the music is typically questioning and illuminating. “At the piano,” he told the French magazine Pianiste, “I try to make music like a conductor, not just as a pianist. I approach the score as if it is a reduction of a symphonic work. The piano constitutes a way of getting nearer the heart of the music. How do you balance the voices? How do you find a progression in a movement? How do you put the polyphony in place?… It’s much more interesting to study Bach’s approach to the orchestra in the Magnificat or the Christmas Oratorio than to read books on how to play Bach on the piano. Each time I approach a new score, I ask myself how the composer would have written it if he hadn’t decided on the piano. Take Schubert’s first impromptu, for instance: it starts like a reduction of an orchestral score: a tutti chord and then the melody is presented on its own, as if on a flute. Then the winds take up the theme before the strings make their entry. Most of the work comprises three or four independent lines which sing together – a cello ostinato, counterpoint harmony in the violas, say, and the winds above it.”

His recording of Bach concertos, released last November, has now sold over 40,000 copies in France and Germany, singling him out as a pianist to watch. The French magazine Le Monde de la musique said: “The interpretation is always generous, enthusiastic and rich in contrasts. The fast movements appeal with their healthy energy, exuberant humour in their finales and lyricism throughout. No moments of tension stiffen the pianist’s phrases and he gives free rein to the sound,” while the German news magazine Spiegel described Fray as “perhaps the most inspired, certainly the most original Bach-player of his generation … He discovers more psychological depth, more well-rounded stories and more refined emotions than his colleagues … His approach is lyrical, flexible, elegant and instilled with a cultivated bel canto aesthetic.”

“…a Schubert disc of the rarest distinction. …few pianists have been more acutely sensitive to Schubert's complex inner world, one where an often pained and world-weary quality is thinly disguised by outward geniality.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2009

“What's immediately striking about his Schubert playing is its refinement, and variety of colour. In the melancholy unaccompanied theme that brings the first of the Impromptus, for instance, you can almost hear the plaintive sound of an oboe; while in No. 3 - a song without words in all but name - Fray allows the melody to sing in a genuine pianissimo, by making the inner-voice accompaniment sound like the murmur of a clarinet playing in its dark chalumeau register. This is altogether some of the most beautiful pianissimo playing you're likely to hear... is a memorable recital, and no Schubert-lover should miss this.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2009

“...sheer lucidity and polish...exceptional command of colour and touch...In many respects it's pianism of the highest class.” The Guardian, 21st January 2010 ***

Erato - 6944890

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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


DG 2CD - E4594122

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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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DG - E4277692

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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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