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Murray Perahia plays Schubert and Brahms


Release Date: 12/04/2020 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 19439788352  
Composer:  Franz SchubertRobert SchumannWolfgang Amadeus MozartJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Murray PerahiaRadu LupuDietrich Fischer-DieskauSir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet members
Number of Discs: 8 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Schubert and Brahms recordings by Murray Perahia are now collected on 8 albums. His versions of the three late Schubert sonatas released in 2003 were the top choice for these works in BBC Radio 3’s Building a Library. Gramophone likened his playing here to “a tree just opening from bud in the radiance of spring … Perahia’s limpid delicacy constantly reminding us of his dedication to Mozart”. In solo Brahms – the F minor Sonata, Handel Variations and late piano pieces – Gramophone lauded Perahia’s “superfine musical intelligence and technique”. Murray Perahia the collaborative pianist is showcased in Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s 1990 recording (his seventh) of Schubert’s Winterreise (“A gripping performance of mature reflection, aided by Read more Perahia’s positive, interactive playing” – BBC Music Magazine); Brahms’s “Haydn Variations” for piano four hands partnered in 1987 by Sir Georg Solti (“… so communicative, so warmly sympathetic, so alive and spontaneous” – Gramophone); and the Brahms G minor Piano Quartet from 1986 with the Amadeus Quartet (“Wild and urgent … brims with energy and immediacy … Perahia emerges as a powerful, passionate Brahmsian” – Gramophone).

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Select review escerpts from previously released albums included in this set:

Schubert: Piano Sonatas D 958, 959, 960 :

Murray Perahia's intelligent musicianship, lyrical gifts, and cogent architecture make some of his live Schubert performances among the most memorable I've heard. This pianist's artistry refuses to stand still.

– ClassicsToday.com (Jed Distler)

Schubert: Winterreise / Fischer-Dieskau, Perahia:

At 65, Fischer-Dieskau’s voice no longer maintains its unique seamless sheen but, though he cannot consistently guarantee the quality of his baritone sound, through his extraordinary mental and physical techniques he gives a gripping performance of mature reflection, aided by Perahia’s positive, interactive playing.

– BBC Music Magazine

Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Opp. 24, 79, 118 & 119 / Perahia:

This is a superbly recorded piano disc of some of the best romantic repertoire ever written for the instrument, played by one of the finest performers of our time at the peak of the mature phase in his career

– MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in C minor, D 958 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Reitstadel, Neumarkt Oberpfalz, Germany 
Length: 31 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Reitstadel, Neumarkt Oberpfalz, Germany 
Length: 39 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/2002 
Venue:  Reitstadel, Neumarkt Oberpfalz, Germany 
Length: 40 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
5.
Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1984 
Venue:  The Maltings, Suffolk, England 
6.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1990 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa, Berlin 
Length: 71 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
Venue:  Royce Auditorium, U of Cal, Los Angeles 
10.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119: no 4, Rhapsody in E flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Venue:  Hamburg, Germany 
11.
Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76: no 2, Capriccio in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Venue:  Hamburg, Germany 
12.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 6, Intermezzo in E flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Venue:  Hamburg, Germany 
13.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 1 in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
Venue:  Hamburg, Germany 
14.
Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a theme by Handel, Op. 24 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Germany 
Venue:  Funkhaus Berlin, Saal 1, Nalepastrasse, 
Length: 26 Minutes 7 Secs. 
15.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
Venue:  Funkhaus Berlin, Saal 1, Nalepastrasse, 
Length: 15 Minutes 20 Secs. 
16.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Venue:  Funkhaus Berlin, Saal 1, Nalepastrasse, 
Length: 21 Minutes 36 Secs. 
17.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Venue:  Funkhaus Berlin, Saal 1, Nalepastrasse, 
Length: 14 Minutes 14 Secs. 
18.
Variations for 2 Pianos on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56b "St Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano), Sir Georg Solti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
19.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1861; Germany 

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