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The Classic Sound - Schubert: Sonata D 850, Etc / Curzon


Release Date: 10/29/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 443570   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...There was only one Curzon, and his way with Schubert had a magic all his own... For the D major Sonata he finds a light-fingered, smiling eagerness at once evoking a still young, Viennese Schubert wholly in love with life. His cajoling charm in the second subjects of the brilliant first movement and dancing Scherzo is unforgettable. If his tempo for the second movement might at first seem slowish for con moto, he faithfully maintains it throughout proving his wisdom in the finesse it enables him to lavish on proliferating decorative detail. And how often throughout the performance I recalled Harold Schonberg's comment that Curzon's pianissimo had 20 degrees of shading. The miniatures in their turn have the spontaneous freshness of Read more new discovery. The last of the Moments musicaux graver than we often hear it, ends the disc like a benediction."

-- Joan Chissell, Gramophone [4/1995]
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano in D major, D 850/Op. 53 "Gasteiner" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
2. Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
3. Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
4. Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 

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