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Schubert: 'Fantasie' - Late Piano Works / David Fray, piano

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in G major, D 894/Op. 78
>Schubert, Franz : Hungarian melody for Piano in B minor, D 817
>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103
>Schubert, Franz : Allegro for piano, 4 hands in A minor ("Lebensstürme"), D. 947 (Op. posth. 144)
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Notes & Reviews:

David Fray returns to Schubert with his much-anticipated second recording of the composer's piano music, a collection of passionate late works. Along with the Sonata in G D894 'Fantaisie' and the Hungarian Melody D817, Fray presents two duets for piano four-hands, both composed in the last year of Schubert's life: the Fantasy in F minor D940 and the towering Allegro in A minor D947, 'Lebensstürme' ('Storms of Life'). Fray invited Jacques Rouvier, his mentor and renowned teacher from the Paris Conservatoire, to join him in the studio, making this album a true labor of love.

BBC Music Magazine, Awards Issue 2015
The pianism is exemplary. David Fray has probably never hit an ugly note, nor failed to produce textures of luminous clarity and seductive depth and colour...Beautiful, certainly, in its way; but static.

Sunday Times, 1st March 2015
David Fray's playing of the sonata, and of the brief, haunting Hungarian Melody, D817, is a delight. He and Jacques Rouvier give an unusually Gallic account of the F minor Fantasy.

The Observer, 15th February 2015
This new Schubert disc is exceptionally thoughtful and touching...he is joined by his mentor, the famous teacher Jacques Rouvier, for the great F minor Fantasia, where the playing is tougher, and then for the Allegro Lebensstnrme in A minor: an unusually satisfying recital.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Paris, Église Notre Eame du Liban (11/03/2014-11/06/2014).



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>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in G major, D 894/Op. 78
  • Performer: David Fray (Piano)
  • Notes: Paris, Église Notre Eame du Liban (11/03/2014-11/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/1826

>Schubert, Franz : Hungarian melody for Piano in B minor, D 817
  • Performer: David Fray (Piano)
  • Notes: Paris, Église Notre Eame du Liban (11/03/2014-11/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/02/1824

>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103
  • Performers: David Fray (Piano); Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Notes: Paris, Église Notre Eame du Liban (11/03/2014-11/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Allegro for piano, 4 hands in A minor ("Lebensstürme"), D. 947 (Op. posth. 144)
  • Performers: David Fray (Piano); Jacques Rouvier (Piano)
  • Notes: Paris, Église Notre Eame du Liban (11/03/2014-11/06/2014)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/1828