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Schubert: Sonate D 959, Impromptus Op 142 / Alain Plančs


Release Date: 09/13/2005 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord Catalog #: 1951637   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alain Plančs
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composed in the year of his death, Schubert's twenty second and penultimate Piano Sonata is one of those masterpieces in which the composer seems to have found complete serenity. It is the most elaborately developed sonata he ever wrote, and is also closely related to the Four Impromptus, Op.142 written a few months before and which his publisher thought were 'too difficult for bagatelles!' It is true that in spite of their sublime freshness, these marvellous pieces go far beyond mere bagatelles... Composed in the year of his death, Schubert's twenty second and penultimate Piano Sonata is one of those masterpieces in which the composer seems to have found complete serenity. It is the most elaborately developed sonata he ever wrote, and is also closely related to the Four Impromptus, Op.142 written a few months before and which his publisher thought were 'too difficult for bagatelles!' It is true that in spite of their sublime freshness, these marvellous pieces go far beyond mere bagatelles... Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alain Plančs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alain Plančs (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 

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