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Schubert: Piano Sonatas / Michelangelo Carbonara

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in E major, D 157
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Michelangelo Carbonara is one of the most interesting and talented young Italian pianists. A student of the famous Imola Piano School he benefited from the advice of such luminaries as Dmitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleischer, Alicia de Larrocha, Menahem Pressler and Aldo Ciccolini. His recordings of piano music by Ravel, Scarlatti and Nino Rota brought him great critical acclaim in the international press. This disc for Piano Classics presents him in music very close to his heart, the piano sonatas by Franz Schubert (he is prize winner of the Schubert International Piano Competition in Dortmund), from the early joyful sonata in E major, through the lyrical A major D664 to the grim A minor sonata D845.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
This pianist has an unexpectedly weighty discography for his age: he's recorded all of Ravel's piano music for Brilliant and has a double CD of Scarlatti Sonatas. But I had not heard of him, and ARG had not written about him. On the surface, he has a very attractive studio sound, achieved largely through a light, liquid touch. He shapes the music mostly through volume shifts and a bit of basic rubato. The piano he's chosen is extremely bright and warm.

Fanfare Magazine, September/October 2012
His shapely, animated performance of the piece, sensitively phrased and minutely faithful to the score, shows a well attuned to early Schubert. The very clean recording flatters the mellifluous sound of his Yamaha.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio "I Musicanti", Roma, Italy (05/2011).



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in E major, D 157
  • Performer: Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 02/1815

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120
  • Performer: Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/1819

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42
  • Performer: Michelangelo Carbonara (Piano)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/1825