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Schubert: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 3 / Douglas


Release Date: 04/06/2018 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10990  
Composer:  Franz SchubertFranz Liszt
Performer:  Barry Douglas
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Barry Douglas’s Schubert series has reached Volume 3 with this unique programme, featuring two of the composer’s masterpieces as well as two ingenious transcriptions of his Lieder by his friend and admirer Liszt. Occasionally echoing Beethoven’s Variations in the same key (WoO 80), the Sonata in C minor melts into one of Schubert’s most daring, lyrical, and unpredictable developments, alternating unexpected harmonic variations, pulsating rhythms, and purely dramatic passages. With no sort of organic unity or cyclic intent across the set, the late Six Moments musicaux display many of Schubert’s compositional elements: from the elegant and the folkloristic to the pathetic and the anxious. The album ends in homage, with two arrangements by Read more Liszt, paying tribute to the melodic and harmonic detail of Schubert’s music, and creating new, busy, and varied textures from Schubert’s ingredients, finally unleashing the resources of the virtuoso to convey the poet’s (and composer’s) metaphysical exaltation. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in C minor, D 958 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sei mir gegrüsst (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 1 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
4.
Auf dem Wasser zu singen (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 

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