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Schubert: Piano Sonatas No 2, 3, 6 / Gottlieb Wallisch


Release Date: 03/21/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557639   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gottlieb Wallisch
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The second volume in Naxos' survey of Schubert's 12 piano sonatas surviving in fragmentary form offers three works whose harmonic adventurousness and memorable melodic content will appeal to anyone who loves this composer. More often than not, the music provides interesting contexts in relation to more familiar works. For example, I can't help but notice how the C major D. 279 sonata's bold first-movement opening theme and declamatory trills foreshadow the Wanderer Fantasy's finale. And listening to the E minor D. 566/506's Allegretto, with its songful lyricism and rolling left-hand accompaniment, I wonder if Schubert knew the finale of Beethoven's Op. 90 sonata, one of the latter composer's most "Schubertian" utterances! As before, pianist Read more Gottlieb Wallisch turns in affectionate, idiomatic, and warmly phrased performances that are hard to beat. His energy often surpasses Wilhelm Kempff's heavier gait while steering clear of András Schiff's occasional mannerisms (such as breaking the hands in the E major D. 459's first Scherzo). Also as before, Wallisch provides informative, well-written booklet notes. A lovely disc.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in C major, D 279 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gottlieb Wallisch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 22 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (07/09/2004 - 07/10/2004) 
2.
Sonata for Piano in E major, D 459 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gottlieb Wallisch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1816; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 26 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (07/09/2004 - 07/10/2004) 
3.
Sonata for Piano in E minor, D 566 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gottlieb Wallisch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 26 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (07/09/2004 - 07/10/2004) 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 2 in C major, D. 279: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Sonata No. 2 in C major, D. 279: II. Andante
Piano Sonata No. 2 in C major, D. 279: III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No. 2 in C major, D. 279: IV. Allegretto, D. 346 (unfinished)
Piano Sonata No. 3 in E major, D. 459: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Sonata No. 3 in E major, D. 459: II. (Scherzo): Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 3 in E major, D. 459: III. Adagio
Piano Sonata No. 3 in E major, D. 459: IV. Scherzo con Trio: Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 3 in E major, D. 459: V. Allegro patetico
Piano Sonata No. 6 in E minor, D. 566, "Unfinished": I. Moderato
Piano Sonata No. 6 in E minor, D. 566, "Unfinished": II. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 6 in E minor, D. 566, "Unfinished": III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No. 6 in E minor, D. 566, "Unfinished": IV. Rondo: Allegretto moto, D. 506

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