Schubert: Piano Works, Vol. 5 / Oppitz

Audio Samples

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in B major, D 575/Op. posth
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in B major, D 575/Op. posth
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In this fifth installment of Gerhard Oppitz's recordings of the piano works of Franz Schubert, he has selected the "Grande Sonata" in A Minor D 845. This large-scale work was composed in 1825, shortly after he had finished his String Quartet in D Minor, "Death and the Maiden." The "Grand Sonata" was one of only three of Schubert's Piano Sonatas that were published in his lifetime, and it became immediately popular with contemporary critics. The Sonata in B major D 575 dates from 1817 and despite the bright, B Major tonality is a stormy and eruptive work.

International Record Review
Oppitz has [D845's] full measure, not only in its frequent dramatic moments but also in the delicacy of some of the variations...The best thing about his performances of both sonatas is that they focus the listener entirely on their musical and sonorous beauty, supported by good, natural recorded sound.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Historischer Reitstadel, Neumarkt/Oberpfalz (05/13/2009).



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>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in B major, D 575/Op. posth
  • Performer: Gerhard Oppitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/1817

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42
  • Performer: Gerhard Oppitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/1825