Schubert: The Complete Piano Sonatas / Badura-Skoda

Release Date: 6/11/2021
Label: Arcana
Catalog Number: A205
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda
Number of Discs: 9

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CD
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$39.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

After the tremendous success of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, Arcana re-releases the companion set of Schubert sonatas with a new design and the addition of the indispensable booklet notes written by Paul Badura-Skoda. An absolute must-have, the ‘Desert Island Schubert’ according to Diapason magazine. For as long as he could remember, Paul Badura-Skoda always felt an intimate bond with Schubert’s music. At a time when knowledge of the composer was still very sketchy, he scrutinized the princeps editions and manuscripts in order to track down errors and to establish Urtext versions which are regarded as reference editions today. But beyond that, he was able to complete certain movements that Schubert had left unfinished, though without introducing music foreign to the composer. In the exhaustive essay which he made a point of writing for this complete recording, we can read with profit, sonata by sonata, the nature of the work he accomplished. The choice of period instruments responds to a search for colors and sound ranges favoring a greater intimacy with the composer’s music, permitted by the use of only those instruments which Schubert knew and played and for which he actually wrote his music. Yet what is most striking is the sense of identification between the performer, Badura-Skoda, and the composer, Schubert. In this recording of the complete piano sonatas on period instruments, made in Vienna between 1991 and 1996, the Viennese maestro gave us the result of a lifetime’s work: Schubert’s music with his passion, his suffering, and that inimitable tone which makes his native city the place so essentially and existentially identified with music.

Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Piano in E major, D 157 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Sonata for Piano in C major, D 279 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Allegretto for Piano in C major, D 346 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1816 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Sonata for Piano in E major, D 459 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1816 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 537/Op. 164 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Sonata for Piano in A flat major, D 557 "Sonatine" by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Sonata for Piano in E minor, D 566 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Rondo for Piano in E major, D 506/Op. 145 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Sonata for Piano in E flat major, D 568/Op. posth 122 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Sonata for Piano in F sharp minor, D 571 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Andante for Piano in A major, D 604 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Sonata for Piano in D major/F sharp minor, D 570 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Sonata for Piano in B major, D 575/Op. posth by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Sonata for Piano in C major, D 613 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1818 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Adagio for Piano in E major, D 612 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1818 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Sonata for Piano in F minor, D 625 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1818 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Adagio for Piano in D flat major, D 505 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1818 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819/1825 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 784/Op. 143 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Sonata for Piano in C major, D 840 "Reliquie" by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Sonata for Piano in D major, D 850/Op. 53 "Gasteiner" by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Sonata for Piano in G major, D 894/Op. 78 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1826 ; Vienna, Austria
24. Sonata for Piano in C minor, D 958 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Paul Badura-Skoda (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828 ; Vienna, Austria
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