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Schubert: Impromptus D 899; Sonate D 960 / Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

For decades, internationally acclaimed pianist Rudolf Buchbinder has been researching Schubert's original scores and early printed editions. With his new album, he offers an unequivocal interpretation of Schubert's much loved Impromptus, D. 899 and his last Sonata, D. 960. Buchbinder is considered the one living pianist who personifies the Viennese classical tradition, and in keeping with that, Schubert was recorded live at the famed Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.

Rudolf Buchbinder is firmly established as one of the most important pianists on the international scene. He has over 100 recordings to his credit, including the complete Beethoven concertos, the complete Mozart piano concertos, all of Haydn's works for piano and both Brahms concertos. Buchbinder is a regular guest of such renowned orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, London Philharmonic, and the National Symphony.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
Schubert's last, and probably greatest, sonata is in exceptionally good hands here. It is powerfully projected, with strong dynamic contrasts that may send sensitive ears on a race to lower the volume level. The first movement is lovingly played. The Andante occupies a world of lyric beauty with occasional clouds rolling in to threaten the repose. With a scherzo and finale that lift all clouds with their grace and capriciousness, Buchbinder emphasizes clarity and favors crisp articulation. Sound is very good, and the notes by Josef Schondorfer take the form of an interesting.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Vienna Musikverein (Golden Hall) (09/27/2012).



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
  • Performer: Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960
  • Performer: Rudolf Buchbinder (Piano)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1828