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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 

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