Schubert: Impromptu in F Minor, D935 No. 1

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Impromptu: Shai Wosner

Impromptu: Shai Wosner


Beethoven:

Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77

Chopin:

Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29

Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36

Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major, Op. 51

Dvorak:

Impromptu in D minor, B129

Gershwin:

Impromptu in two Keys

Ives, C:

Three Improvisation, Nos 1 & 3

Liszt:

Impromptu S191 1872

Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D935


Shai Wosner (piano)

After his wonderfully quirky and highly praised Haydn & Ligeti album, Shai Wosner returns to solo piano repertoire for his next project. As always with this artist, there is something very different on offer - Impromptus by Chopin, Dvorak, Liszt, Gershwin, and Schubert rub shoulders with Beethoven's Fantasy Op.77 - the nearest thing we have to a Beethoven 'improvisation'. The composer did indeed improvise this work at a private house performance, then went home and wrote it down from memory! Ives's Improvisations 1&3 round off an eclectic programme.

"There is a rush that comes with losing yourself in an improvisation - the liberating feeling you get when that thing you are making up on the spot seems to take on a life of its own while you are just tagging along (there is also the thrill in the risk that whole thing might fall flat at any moment). I have loved it ever since" Shai Wosner.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Onyx - ONYX4172

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Schubert: Complete Impromptus (Version for Harp)

Schubert: Complete Impromptus (Version for Harp)


Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D899

Version for Harp

4 Impromptus, D935

Version for Harp


Margit Süß-Schellenberger (harp)

At the age of 20 she became principal harp of the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg and was among the young soloists selected nationwide by the Deutsche Musikrat, which brought her numerous concert engagements. She also played as a guest for many years with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and for more than 10 years with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (at that time under the direction of Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado), where she played under all the great conductors, and participated on numerous CD recordings. For more than 20 years, she has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra during the Salzburg Easter Festival.

As a concerto soloist she has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Claudio Abbado, the National Orchestra of Lyon under Emanuel Krivine, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under David Shallon, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, and the North German Radio Orchestra Hanover among others.

Solo Musica - C130205

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Schubert: Impromptus, Piano pieces & Variations

Schubert: Impromptus, Piano pieces & Variations


Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D935

Klavierstücke (3), D946

13 Variations on a theme by Anselm Hüttenbrenner in A minor, D576


Steven Osborne shines in lyrical new performances of seven of Schubert’s greatest late works for piano, plus the extended Hüttenbrenner Variations of 1817.

“Steven Osborne is perhaps the outstanding British pianist of his generation, certainly one of the most versatile and adventurous…where Osborne excels is in his grasp of structure - if anyone remains who thinks that Schubert just rambles delightfully on, these accounts should lead to a rapid change of mind; and in coping effortlessly with Schubert's unhelpfully awkward leaps” BBC Music Magazine, November 2015

“Osborne immediately presents himself as a Schubertian of the utmost seriousness and integrity, and throughout the disc [he] offers finely gauged and beautifully regulated playing. His is a patient, ostensibly non-interventionist approach, in which the poetry of Schubert's music is allowed to speak for itself.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2015

“Osborne takes a wonderfully clear-sighted, analytical approach which gives the seven late works, as well as the early, often playful variations, great radiance and lyricism.” The Guardian, 18th October 2015 ****

“His Schubert is clean and unfussy, much like that of Paul Lewis, but with a slightly softer grain. Those qualities pay dividends in a thoughtful, alluring account of the D. 935 Impromptus.” New York Times, 25th November 2015

Hyperion - CDA68107

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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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ECM New Series - 4811572

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Annie Fischer: The Centennial Collection

Annie Fischer: The Centennial Collection

In Concert


Chopin:

Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D935

Schumann:

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11


This special compilation is released on the anniversary of Annie Fischer’s (1914–1995) 100th birthday: the works on this album are previously unreleased, ‘bootleg’ recordings of her concerts, recorded by Anna Dévény, who since her youth – in the noblest sense of the word – is a true fan and enthusiast of Annie Fischer’s art. This double-disc release contains mainly concert recordings of the 1970’s in Budapest and also one of the encores of the artist’s last concert in Szolnok.

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Hungaroton - HCD32750-51

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Schubert: Piano Sonata, D960 & Impromptus, D935

Schubert: Piano Sonata, D960 & Impromptus, D935


Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

4 Impromptus, D935


Erato - The Erato Story - 2564633280

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Schubert: Complete Impromptus

Schubert: Complete Impromptus


Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D899

4 Impromptus, D935

Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 3 in F minor

Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 4 in C sharp minor

Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 5 in F minor

Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 6 in A flat


Alto - ALC1109

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Schubert - Impromptus

Schubert - Impromptus


Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D899

4 Impromptus, D935


We had the immense pleasure of recording Alexei Lubimov in Haarlem in the summer of 2009. From his Moscow premieres of John Cage and Terry Riley in 1968, by way of the Moscow Baroque Quartet of the 1970s and the avant-garde festival ‘Alternativa’ founded in 1988, to Schubert on period instruments in Haarlem in 2009 and a class on period and modern instruments at the Moscow Conservatory as well as a fortepiano class at the Salzburg Mozarteum - History with a capital H has loomed large in his life: through the era of the Iron Curtain, artistic isolation and the KGB via perestroika to the world of today. We met a man aged sixty-five, still alert, with an immense sensibility and an exceptionally open mind which enables him to run the gamut from Schubert to Silvestrov, Arvo Pärt, and Scriabin.

Alexei Lubimov belongs to the great russian tradition of musicians such as Richter, Gilels (Lubimov was one of the last student of Heinrich Neuhaus in Moscow) and to this generation of baroque pioneers together with Gustav Leonhardt, Juijken... He is also a major artist playing russian composers such as Denisov, Schnittke, Silvestrov... and Arvo Pärt...

Alexei Lubimov developed his outstanding international carrier with these three cultures in mind. He was in Brussels in 1968 to play Denisov piano pieces where he met the Kuijken brothers. He played John Cage and Terry Riley during the Soviet Union time. In the 70s, he created the Moscow Baroque Quartet with whom they discovered baroque music on period instruments. In the 80s, he created the avant-gardiste festival : Alternativa in Moscow together with a unique department of keyboards (old and new) at the Moscow Conservatory... Alexei Lubimov is also a teacher of pianoforte at the Salzbourg Mozarteum.

These impromptus 2010 bring a new interpretation, refined and powered by 20 years of praxis on period instruments and modern instruments, between tradition and avant-garde, Russia and Europe.

“...this is altogether a beautiful recital by a master-pianist and while there's no shortage of fine recordings of these famous pieces, there has been none in my experience to equal Lubimov on instruments of Schubert's great day.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2010 *****

“Lubimov's C minor Impromptu boasts powerful dynamic surging...his curvaceous rubatos and accentuations lend interest to the A flat minor” Gramophone Magazine, August 2010

“This disc is not just a sonic exhibition...but a series of deeply satisfying, expressive performances.” Sunday Times, 21st February 2010 ****

“Educated in the Soviet school of vividly coloured pianism, Alexei Lubimov brings muscularity and vision to the fortepiano.It took five years just to find the right instruments for this recording...and the result is breathtaking.” The Independent on Sunday, 14th February 2010

“Alexei Lubimov pitched muscular pianism against the delicate fortepianos of Müller and Schantz in his peerless recording of Schubert's Impromptus, my disc of the year.” The Independent on Sunday, 26th December 2010

Zigzag - ZZT100102

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Schubert: Ländlers, Waltzes & Impromptus

Schubert: Ländlers, Waltzes & Impromptus


Schubert:

4 Impromptus, D899

Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 2 in A flat

Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 3 in F minor

Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 4 in C sharp minor

Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 5 in F minor

Impromptu in F Minor, D935 No. 1

Impromptu in A flat major, D935 No. 2

and Vera Gornostaeva's Suite on 15 Schubert Waltzes


Vera Gornostaeva (piano)

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Classical Records - CR074

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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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