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Schubert: Complete Music for Violin and Piano

Schubert / Pauk / Frankl
Release Date: 06/30/2015 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95115   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  György PaukPeter FranklWalter HautzigPaul Olevsky
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These 1964 recordings have worn well, and stand their ground in what is hardly a competitive marketplace for this lovely and still little-known music. These Hungarian-born, later UK-resident musicians play Schubert to the manner born, rejoicing in the relaxed Viennese tradition which is their birthright; as Gramophone noted at the time of the first release, these interpretations "are always technically accomplished, sensitive and well thought out and much to be preferred to many a more sensational rendering. Pauk's firm tone and capacity for long-breathed phrasing are shown to good advantage in the opening of the Fantasy. As always, the ensemble is impeccable. As usual Vox have supplied a sympathetic acoustic with just that extra touch Read more of reverberation sufficient to take away all trace of a clinical studio atmosphere."

They are complemented here, as they were at the time of their original LP issue, by a no less sprightly performance of the sonata Schubert wrote for the obsolete Arpeggione, now most commonly heard on the cello. Gramophone’s critic observed Paul Olevsky’s "rich and beautiful tone" at the time.

Schubert’s relatively small but high-quality output for violin and piano consists of the three Sonatinas, small scale works full of Viennese charm and genial atmosphere, the mature Sonata in A major, the robust Rondo in B minor and the absolute masterpiece in the genre, the great Fantasy in C major, a substantial and dramatic 4-movement work of unprecedented difficulty for both players. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, D 574/Op. 162 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  György Pauk (Violin), Peter Frankl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 21 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D 934/Op. 159 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  György Pauk (Violin), Peter Frankl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 23 Minutes 26 Secs. 
3.
Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D major, D 384/Op. 137 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Peter Frankl (Piano), György Pauk (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 11 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Sonatina for Violin and Piano in A minor, D 385/Op. 137 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  György Pauk (Violin), Peter Frankl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 20 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5.
Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G minor, D 408/Op. 137 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Peter Frankl (Piano), György Pauk (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 13 Minutes 44 Secs. 
6.
Rondo for Violin and Piano in B minor, D 895/Op. 70 "Rondo Brillant" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Peter Frankl (Piano), György Pauk (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 14 Minutes 24 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Walter Hautzig (Piano), Paul Olevsky (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 8 Minutes 39 Secs. 

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