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Schubert: Impromptus, Etc / Javier Perianes


Release Date: 02/12/2008 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 987080   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Javier Perianes
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After his first CD devoted to Mompou, which attracted much favourable comment, Javier Perianes now turns to the 'short pieces' of Schubert. But appearances can be deceptive! For what the composer called 'impromptus' or 'Klaviersücke' went so far beyond the bounds of mere entertainment for amateurs that they were rejected by publishers on account of their difficulty. These 'lieder for solo piano', as one might term them, concentrate into a limited space all those emotional hints, those things left unsaid, to which Schubert alone possessed the key. After his first CD devoted to Mompou, which attracted much favourable comment, Javier Perianes now turns to the 'short pieces' of Schubert. But appearances can be deceptive! For what the composer called 'impromptus' or 'Klaviersücke' went so far beyond the bounds of mere entertainment for amateurs that they were rejected by publishers on account of their difficulty. These 'lieder for solo piano', as one might term them, concentrate into a limited space all those emotional hints, those things left unsaid, to which Schubert alone possessed the key. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Pieces (3) for Piano, D 946 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Allegretto for Piano in C minor, D 915 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Javier Perianes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Quatre Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: I. Allegro molto moderato in C Minor
Quatre Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: II. Allegro in E Flat Major
Quatre Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: III. Andante Mosso in G Flat Major
Quatre Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: IV. Allegretto in A Flat Minor
Allegretto, D.915 in C Minor
Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946: I. Allegro assai. Andante. Andantino molto in E Flat Minor
Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946: II. Allegretto in E Flat Major
Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946: III. Allegro in C Major

Customer Reviews

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 Wonderful Schubert ! October 20, 2015 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "I find words inadequate to describe a musical interpretation in most instances; however, here I'll say 'delicate' is an apt choice. That is meant in a positive way. I first heard Javier Perianes on YouTube and immediately loved his style. I highly praise this recording made by a very appealing musician." Report Abuse
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