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Schubert: Piano Works Vol 5 / Gerhard Oppitz

Oppitz,Gerhard / Schubert
Release Date: 10/26/2010 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98520   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerhard Oppitz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...Oppitz [has] technical skill [and] intellectual command to play these scores, which he projects with absolute control and massive tone... I can say that even in the face of formidable competition from so many pianists past and present, Oppitz deserves your attention." -- Jerry Dubins, FANFARE [reviewing Oppitz playing Beethoven]

In this fifth installment of Gerhard Oppitz's recordings of the piano works of Franz Schubert, he has selected the "Grande Sonata" in A Minor D 845. This large-scale work was composed in 1825, shortly after he had finished his String Quartet in D Minor, "Death and the Maiden." The "Grand Sonata" was one of only three of Schubert's Piano Sonatas that were
Read more published in his lifetime, and it became immediately popular with contemporary critics.

The Sonata in B major D 575 dates from 1817 and despite the bright, B Major tonality is a stormy and eruptive work.
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Works on This Recording

Sonata for Piano in B major, D 575/Op. posth by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerhard Oppitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerhard Oppitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 

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