The Schubert Piano Masterworks, Vol. 1

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Catalogue No: DDA 21202
EAN/UPC: 809730120220
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Release Date: April 2001
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Discs: 2
Total Playing Time: 151:04
Sample: Sonata in A, D. 664 - Allegro (extract)

The first of three volumes containing some of the greatest piano music ever written, played by Schubert specialist Anthony Goldstone

All three volumes have been widely praised for the quality of Goldstone’s performances.

See details for Volume Two and Volume Three as well as the low-priced bundle.

Track Listing

    Franz Schubert:

  1. Allegretto in C minor, D. 915 (4:58)
  2. Impromptu in F minor, D. 935 no. 1 (9:04)
  3. Impromptu in A flat, D. 935 no. 2 (7:07)
  4. Impromptu in B flat, D. 935 no. 3 (10:17)
  5. Impromptu in F minor, D. 935 no. 4 (6:28)
  6. I. Piano Sonata in B flat, D. 960 − 1. Molto moderato (18:04)
  7. II. Piano Sonata in B flat, D. 960 − 2. Andante sostenuto (8:53)
  8. III. Piano Sonata in B flat, D. 960 − 3. Scherzo and Trio (3:52)
  9. IV. Piano Sonata in B flat, D. 960 − 4. Allegro ma non troppo (8:05)
  10. I. Piano Sonata in A major, D. 664 − 1. Allegro moderato (10:04)
  11. II. Piano Sonata in A major, D. 664 − 2. Andante (4:04)
  12. III. Piano Sonata in A major, D. 664 − 3. Allegro (7:10)
  13. I. Fantasie in C major, D. 760 − 1. Allegro con fuoco (5:56)
  14. II. Fantasie in C major, D. 760 − 2. Adagio (6:13)
  15. III. Fantasie in C major, D. 760 − 3. Presto (4:42)
  16. IV. Fantasie in C major, D. 760 − 4. Allegro (3:38)
  17. I. Piano Sonata in G major, D. 894 − 1. Molto moderato e cantabile (10:57)
  18. II. Piano Sonata in G major, D. 894 − 2. Andante (8:02)
  19. III. Piano Sonata in G major, D. 894 − 3. Menuetto: Allegro moderato (3:50)
  20. IV. Piano Sonata in G major, D. 894 − 4. Allegretto (8:30)

Reviews

International Piano

a Schubertian of the first rank…, combining imagination, intellectual grasp and alert keyboard command…his readings of the two late sonatas are most distinguished, with a spiritual focus that lifts them above the ordinary… a thoroughly rewarding listening experience.

” —John Kersey
Northern Echo

Very imaginative and enjoyable

” —Dave Robson
American Record Guide

The more I listened the more I was impressed by his sound technique, linear clarity and solid musical structures

” —MORIN
BBC Music Magazine October 2001

Goldstone’s two-disc recital will give pleasure to those who like their Schubert presented with no-nonsense directness

” —Richard Wigmore
Federation Of Recorded Music Societies Bulletin

an appropriately intense and stimulating performance…extraordinarily brilliant…well recorded and well presented…fully recommended

” —Arthur Baker
Fanfare

a compelling presentation of Schubert’s almost impossibly lovely piano music… thoughtful and often touchingly beautiful music-making

” —Bernard Jacobson
The Schubertian

a fine sense of overall structure, technical brilliance and absolute clarity – the piano sound is very good

” —Paul Reid
MusicWeb International

Excellent sound and beautiful, well-shaped performances of admirable elegance and supreme style. If you like Schubert you can but love these discs. Superbly played…Goldstone has the ideal interpretation. ….what is so tellingly obvious is his love for this music. You won’t find a better champion. Mr Goldstone is really superb

” —David Wright