Schubert

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Four Pianos, Four Pièces
Schubert: Wanderer-Fantasie D.760, op. 15 – I. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo From Four Pianos, Four Pièces (2018) Released by Harmonia Mundi Schubert: Wanderer-Fantasie D.760, op. 15 – I. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppoAlexander Melnikov imagined this programme
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Schubert: Die Winterreise
Winterreise, D.911 – 1. Gute Nacht From Schubert: Die Winterreise (2018) Released by Harmonia Mundi Schubert: Winterreise, D.911 – 1. Gute NachtWinterreise is at once the peak of the lieder repertory and Schubert’s testament. It guides the listener to distant
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An Autumn Sonata – Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A, D959
The Sonata in A, D959, is the middle panel of the triptych of Schubert’s final sonatas. Schubert completed his final three piano sonatas in September 1828, just a few months before his death at the age of 31. Schubert numbered
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Franz Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and other Piano Duets
Polonaise op.61 no. 1, D.824 D minor From Franz Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor and other Piano Duets (2017) Released by Harmonia Mundi Schubert: Polonaise op.61 no. 1, D.824 D minorFour hands, one heart.‘In Upper Austria, I find my compositions
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Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 960 & D. 664
Piano Sonata D. 664 II. Andante From Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 960 & D. 664 (2017) Released by Harmonia Mundi Schubert: Piano Sonata D. 664 – II. AndanteThe Sonata D664? The fine craftsmanship of a composer still writing in the
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Second Time Around
Repeats in Schubert’s last piano sonata
Whether or not to meticulously observe the exposition repeat in Schubert’s final piano sonata No, 21 in B-flat major, D960, is a question which continues to trouble pianists, musicologists and listeners alike. The debate concerns aspects such as authenticity, personal
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Happy New Year from Franz Schubert and the Nonsense Society
In April 1817, a merry little band of artists decided to form a small private club called the “Unsinnsgesellschaft” (Nonsense Society). Based in Vienna, this congenial group of artistic friends published a weekly magazine, the “Archiv des menschlichen Unsinns” (Archive
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Composers and Their Poets: Schubert VI
Franz Grillparzer, Ignaz Castelli, and Eduard von Bauernfeld were all friends of Schubert and appear in the 1868 ‘Schubertiade’ drawing done by Moritz von Schwind, where they are standing behind the women on the right side of the picture.
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