WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Schubert: The Late Piano Sonatas / Paul Lewis

Schubert / Lewis
Release Date: 05/13/2014 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902165   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Lewis
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 9 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $25.98
CD:  $21.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

British pianist Paul Lewis's auspicious 2001 harmonia mundi début release marked the beginning of his fascination with the music of Franz Schubert. Thirteen years later, now hailed as “the finest Schubert interpreter of his generation” (Gramophone), Lewis offers this two-disc collection, the final installment of his three-part Schubert series, which presents newly recorded interpretations of sonatas D784 & 958 paired with his 2002 recording of Sonatas D959 and D960. The 'late' works of Schubert hold a special place in Lewis's heart. In a recent interview he said, “There is no precedent in his music for what the language becomes — that sense of austerity, sparseness, hopelessness, terror even! I think he suddenly had an acute Read more awareness of his own mortality.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 784/Op. 143 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Lewis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/2013-04/2013 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 22 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano in C minor, D 958 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Lewis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/2013-04/2013 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 31 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Lewis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 37 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4. Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Lewis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  Teldex Studio Berlin 
Length: 36 Minutes 29 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Superb Schubert June 30, 2014 By L. Weil (El Cerrito,, CA) See All My Reviews "Paul Lewis is an extraordinary pianist --- right across the board. But his performances of the Schubert sonatas may be the top of even that category: the performances are simply superb. I had the privilege of hearing him play this set of sonatas a few years ago in London, and now this recording makes his performances available for repeated listenings." Report Abuse
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook