Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5, 7a, 11 & 12

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Among his most imaginative works, Schubert's fragmentary piano sonatas offer insights into his struggles with form and his experiments with tonality, preoccupations that led to great innovations in his final masterpieces. Composed between 1817 and 1823, the 12 unfinished sonatas reveal the most striking ideas and expressions, though many proved too difficult to develop satisfactorily; or, in other cases, the sonatas are incomplete because pages or whole movements are missing. The "Sonata No. 5 in A flat major, D. 557," is the most complete and is included here because its unusual ending in E flat suggests an unwritten fourth movement. Written in 1817, the "Sonata No. 7a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Among his most imaginative works, Schubert's fragmentary piano sonatas offer insights into his struggles with form and his experiments with tonality, preoccupations that led to great innovations in his final masterpieces. Composed between 1817 and 1823, the 12 unfinished sonatas reveal the most striking ideas and expressions, though many proved too difficult to develop satisfactorily; or, in other cases, the sonatas are incomplete because pages or whole movements are missing. The "Sonata No. 5 in A flat major, D. 557," is the most complete and is included here because its unusual ending in E flat suggests an unwritten fourth movement. Written in 1817, the "Sonata No. 7a in D flat major, D. 567," is a virtuoso piece Schubert wished to publish. However, the lost last page puts this substantial work among the fragments. The "Sonata No. 11 in C major, D. 613/612," and the "Sonata No. 12 in F minor, D. 625/505," are true fragments, with significant lacunae and without middle movements. Aside from the insertions of D. 612 and D. 505, Gottlieb Wallisch plays the sonatas as they appear in the manuscripts, without the completions added by others, and stops playing where Schubert halted. Wallisch's performances are sensitive, clean, and stylistically appropriate, and Naxos provides splendid sound throughout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2004
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313218929
  • Catalog Number: 8557189
  • Sales rank: 379,440

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Piano Sonata No. 5 in A flat major, D. 557 - Franz Schubert & Gottlieb Wallisch (11:38)
  2. 4–6 Piano Sonata in D flat major, D. 567 - Franz Schubert & Gottlieb Wallisch (21:46)
  3. 5 Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major (fragment), D. 613: Moderato - Franz Schubert & Gottlieb Wallisch (5:46)
  4. 6 Adagio for piano in E major, D. 612 - Franz Schubert & Gottlieb Wallisch (3:54)
  5. 7 Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major (fragment), D. 613: (Allegretto) - Franz Schubert & Gottlieb Wallisch (5:22)
  6. 8 Piano Sonata No. 11 in F minor ("fragment"), D. 625: Allegro - Franz Schubert & Gottlieb Wallisch (6:35)
  7. 9 Piano Sonata No. 11 in F minor ("fragment"), D. 625: Scherzo: Allegretto - Franz Schubert & Gottlieb Wallisch (4:39)
  8. 10 Adagio for piano in D flat major, D. 505 (Op. posth. 145/1) - Franz Schubert & Gottlieb Wallisch (3:33)
  9. 11 Piano Sonata No. 11 in F minor ("fragment"), D. 625: Allegro - Franz Schubert & Gottlieb Wallisch (5:49)
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