Schubert: Piano Sonatas; Impromptus

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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
When András Schiff completed the recording of all of Schubert's piano sonatas in the 1990s, Decca released a box set containing all of the individual discs from the series. For this 2011 reissue, Decca goes one step further and includes Schiff's recordings of the "Impromptus," the "Moments musicaux," and several other shorter works. Schubert's music, along with that of Bach and Mozart, is one of the cornerstones upon which Schiff built his reputation as a thoughtful and intelligent performer. Anyone looking for a complete set of the Schubert sonatas could do much worse than to choose this one by one of the foremost Schubert interpreters ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
When András Schiff completed the recording of all of Schubert's piano sonatas in the 1990s, Decca released a box set containing all of the individual discs from the series. For this 2011 reissue, Decca goes one step further and includes Schiff's recordings of the "Impromptus," the "Moments musicaux," and several other shorter works. Schubert's music, along with that of Bach and Mozart, is one of the cornerstones upon which Schiff built his reputation as a thoughtful and intelligent performer. Anyone looking for a complete set of the Schubert sonatas could do much worse than to choose this one by one of the foremost Schubert interpreters of his generation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2011
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947830184
  • Catalog Number: 001605402
  • Sales rank: 16,600

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Piano Sonata No. 1 in E major, D. 157 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (19:33)
  2. 4–6 Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, D. 664 (Op. 120) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (23:52)
  3. 7–11 Piano Sonata No. 3 in E major, D. 459 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (27:52)
Disc 2
  1. 1–2 Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major ("Relique"), D. 840 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (26:50)
  2. 3–6 Piano Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D. 845 (Op. 42) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (36:37)
  3. 4 Piano Sonata No. 8 in F sharp minor (fragment), D. 571 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (7:05)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Piano Sonata No. 6 in E minor, D. 566: 1. Moderato - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (6:04)
  2. 2 Piano Sonata No. 6 in E minor, D. 566: 2. Allegretto - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (8:19)
  3. 3–5 Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor ("Grande Sonate"), D. 784 (Op. posth. 143) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (22:22)
  4. 6–9 Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major ("Gasteiner"), D. 850 (Op. 53) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (38:03)
Disc 4
  1. 1–3 Piano Sonata No. 5 in A flat major, D. 557 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (12:40)
  2. 4–7 Piano Sonata No. 9 in B major, D. 575 (Op. posth. 147) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (25:06)
  3. 8–11 Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major ("Fantasy"), D. 894 (Op. 78) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (38:27)
Disc 5
  1. 1–4 Piano Sonata No. 7 in E flat major, D. 568 (Op. posth. 122) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (29:34)
  2. 5–8 Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (31:07)
Disc 6
  1. 1–3 Piano Sonata No. 4 in A minor, D. 537 (Op. posth. 164) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (24:27)
  2. 4–7 Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D. 959 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (41:21)
Disc 7
  1. 1–3 Piano Sonata No. 2 in C major (unfinished), D. 279 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (18:15)
  2. 4–6 Piano Sonata No. 11 in F minor ("fragment"), D. 625 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (18:13)
  3. 7–10 Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D. 960 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (42:15)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Hungarian Melody for piano in B minor (Ungarische Melodie), D. 817 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (3:50)
  2. 2–5 Impromptus (4) for piano, D. 899 (Op. 90) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (28:14)
  3. 6–11 German Dances (6) for piano, D. 820 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (6:05)
  4. 12–17 Moments musicaux (6) for piano, D. 780 (Op. 94) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (30:37)
  5. 13 Grazer Galopp, for piano in C major, D. 925 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (2:10)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Allegretto for piano in C minor, D. 915 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (5:14)
  2. 2–4 Pieces (3) for piano (impromptus), D. 946 - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (23:43)
  3. 3 German Dances (12) for piano (Ländler), D. 790 (Op. posth. 171) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (10:28)
  4. 6–9 Impromptus (4) for piano, D. 935 (Op. posth. 142) - Franz Schubert & András Schiff (34:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
András Schiff Primary Artist
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