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Schubert: Piano Music / Zacharias

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959
>Schubert, Franz : German Dances (6) for Piano, D 820
>Schubert, Franz : Landler (4) for piano, 4 hands, D. 814
>Schubert, Franz : German Dances (2) for piano, D. 841
>Schubert, Franz : Waltz for piano in G ("Albumblatt"), D. 844
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Notes & Reviews:

"This superb recording stands out from the crowd of reinterpretations of the three masterful piano sonatas from the end of Schubert's life. It is part of a group that contains many of them -- the group that attempts to strip away the veneer of innocence from Schubert and rediscover him as an intense, inward, rather experimental figure awed by Beethoven's achievements in much the same way as was Brahms." -All Music

Gramophone Magazine
Schubert's great A major Sonata here receives a performance with an unusual dramatic edge. Christian Zacharias, whose versatility clearly enriches his arresting viewpoint, plays with a savage glint in his eye, bringing Schubert's restless undercurrents to the surface so that the listener is left limp with a mixture of elation and exhaustionàthere are no concessions made to the studio but a fiercely driven evocation of the desperation that hangs over the storm clouds of Schubert's final yearsàEverything is relished to the full and nothing is taken for granted, with the composer's startling harmonic twists and turns underlined with an audacious use of rubatoàa vivid and compulsive experience no less boldly recorded.



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Notes: Fürstliche Reitbahn, Bad Arolsen, Germany (11/13/2006-11/14/2006)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1828

>Schubert, Franz : German Dances (6) for Piano, D 820
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Notes: Fürstliche Reitbahn, Bad Arolsen, Germany (11/13/2006-11/14/2006)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/1824

>Schubert, Franz : Ländler (4) for piano, 4 hands, D. 814
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Notes: Fürstliche Reitbahn, Bad Arolsen, Germany (11/13/2006-11/14/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/1824

>Schubert, Franz : German Dances (2) for piano, D. 841 :: no 1 in F major
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Notes: Fürstliche Reitbahn, Bad Arolsen, Germany (11/13/2006-11/14/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 04/1825

>Schubert, Franz : Waltz for piano in G ("Albumblatt"), D. 844
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Notes: Fürstliche Reitbahn, Bad Arolsen, Germany (11/13/2006-11/14/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 04/16/1825