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Schubert: Moments Musicaux & Piano Sonata D959; Mazzoli: 'Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos' / Shai Wosner, piano

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
>Mazzoli, Missy : Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos, for piano & electronics
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Described by the BBC Music Magazine as "among the front rank of Schubertians," pianist Shai Wosner presents a unique recital disc featuring works both monumental (the Piano Sonata D959) and charming (the Moments Musicaux). He also adds an interesting twist with Missy Mazzoli’s Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos. Set against recorded fragments of Schubert’s Piano Sonata D959, the work imagines the early 20th Century Swiss adventurer riding across the Sahara Desert on horseback, reflecting on the comfort of her early life in Viennese high society.

Gramophone Magazine, January 2015
Wosner's interpretations draw you ineluctably into his own vision...[he] proves himself a Schubertian of real stature.

International Record Review, March 2015
The utmost pianistic luxury...One of the most persuasive elements of Wosner's playing is his ability to indicate varieties of texture with tremendous clarity and subtlety. Overstatement just isn't necessary. His sustained notes, whether singly or in chords, sound unfailingly pellucid, crystalline, ethereally beautiful.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Brooklyn-based composer Missy Mizzoli (b.1980) has been allocated almost nine minutes of the recording for her Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos for piano and pre-recorded electronics. Written in 2007, it was inspired by the early 20th Century Swiss adventurer who abandoned her aristocratic life for a nomadic existence in North Africa and died in a flash flood at age 27. Floating through this like a deconstructed memory are fragments of Schubert's sonata. It's emotional and not difficult to grasp. Wosner releases all his pent-up feelings here and really comes down smashing on the keyboard. He also adds his own exceptional notes to the recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk (06/30/2014-07/02/2014).



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>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
  • Performer: Shai Wosner (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (06/30/2014-07/02/2014)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1823-28

>Mazzoli, Missy : Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos, for piano & electronics
  • Performer: Shai Wosner (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (06/30/2014-07/02/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959
  • Performer: Shai Wosner (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (06/30/2014-07/02/2014)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1828