«Schubert: Piano Works, Trout Quintet, 7 Lieder»
|Franz Peter Schubert||
4 Impromptus, D899 (Op. 90),
4 Impromptus, D935 (Op. post. 142),
Allegretto in C minor, D915,
Allegro in A minor 'Lebensstürme', D947,
Divertissement à la Hongroise D818,
Marches Militaires (3), D733,
Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94,
Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout' (Die Forelle),
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, D850,
Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D959,
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960,
Rondo for piano duet in A major, D951 (Grand Rondeau).
Artur Schnabel (Piano).
Artur Schnabel, identified above all with the music of Beethoven, was also a supreme interpreter of Schubert. Initially trained in Vienna, he played a crucial role in advocating the Austrian composer’s piano music at a time when such masterworks as the late sonatas enjoyed surprisingly little currency. By the time he started making these recordings, in the early 1930s, Schnabel was already a mature artist, and their essential lyricism is complemented by his characteristic rhythmic vitality and intellectual rigour. Newly remastered from original sources, these historic interpretations now benefit from audio quality of unprecedented truth and immediacy.