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Schubert: The Complete Piano Sonatas / Badura-Skoda


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985395492  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda
Number of Discs: 12 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Paul Badura-Skoda is unquestionably the outstanding Schubert pianist of the 20th century, declared the Leipzig Volkszeitung in 2012. An astute interpreter, a sensuous singer on the keyboard, one who plumbs the notes fully yet treats each one with love and intelligent solicitude. Coinciding with the pianists 90th birthday later this year, Sony Classical is pleased to announce the first CD release of Badura-Skoda's complete recording of the Schubert sonatas, an LP collectors item ever since its original publication in 1971.

Badura-Skoda recorded all of Franz Schubert's sonatas including his own completions of several works left unfinished by the composer between May 1967 and May 1971. A few of the sessions (which were produced
Read more by the incomparable Max Wilcox) took place in New York at RCA Recording Studio A, but most were held in the Vienna studios of Westminster Records president James Grayson.

When RCA released the complete set of sonatas on 13 LPs at the end of 1971, the Gramophone reviewer showered Badura-Skoda's interpretations with praise: As a fellow Viennese he has the style in his blood and loves the music. Nothing is over-driven or inflated. Schubert for him is no would-be Beethoven: he conveys the musics relaxed lyricism, its basic simplicity, emphasizing romantic dreams more than the stern, classical sonata heritage. Now this very special set is available again, newly remastered from the original analogue masters for its first CD appearance as a 12-disc box. Paul Badura-Skodas Schubert is a must-have for lovers of great piano music, performed with the utmost love and understanding. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in E major, D 157 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
2.
Sonata for Piano in C major, D 279 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
3.
Sonata for Piano in E major, D 459 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
4.
Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 537/Op. 164 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
5.
Sonata for Piano in A flat major, D 557 "Sonatine" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
6.
Sonata for Piano in E minor, D 566 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
7.
Sonata for Piano in E flat major, D 568/Op. posth 122 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
8.
Sonata for Piano in F sharp minor, D 571 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
9.
Sonata for Piano in B major, D 575/Op. posth by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
10.
Sonata for Piano in C major, D 613 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
11.
Sonata for Piano in F minor, D 625 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967 
12.
Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819/1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
13.
Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 784/Op. 143 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967 
14.
Sonata for Piano in C major, D 840 "Reliquie" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
15.
Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
16.
Sonata for Piano in D major, D 850/Op. 53 "Gasteiner" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
17.
Sonata for Piano in G major, D 894/Op. 78 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
18.
Sonata for Piano in C minor, D 958 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
19.
Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967, 1968, 1971 
20.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
21.
Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967, 1968 
22.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
23.
Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819/1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
24.
Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
25.
Sonata for Piano in D major, D 850/Op. 53 "Gasteiner" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967 

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