37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on 17 May 2003
Here are two of the most beautiful sonatas composed by one of the greatest composers of all times and played by one of today's greatest pianists, Paul Lewis, who despite his age needn't fear any comparison. After his success with two other Schubert sonatas he has given us another desert island disc. This is truely masterful, intelligent playing. Just try the beginning of the B flat major sonata's incredibly sad slow movement - if it doesn't make you cry you have a heart of stone. Or try the A major sonata's scherzo - what a phenomenal light touch.
For me Paul Lewis isn't just one of today's greatest pianists - he is THE greatest and more than deserves all the rewards he is currently winning.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2012
Couldn't agree more with the first reviewer. The opening of the B flat major is so wonderfully done and relaxing. Played it the other night after a long day at school (teaching) and just felt the tension ebb away. Not qualified to comment on his technical skills - but for me music is for listening to and enjoying! Lewis plays beautifully here. A gem of a CD, and well engineered / good sound quality to match.
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2012
He seems to be a finger-smith and has Schubert jumping out at you. I listened at first and wondered if I really liked what I was hearing. Then the more I listened the more I wanted to. Do I enjoy the music ... well let's just say it is growing on me.