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This review is from: Schubert: Piano Sonatas: No. 16 in A Minor D845 & No. 21 in B Flat Major D960 (Audio CD)
The first review here is so good that it is difficult to do more than second it. The recorded sound is first-rate - clear and full - and I was particularly delighted with the performance of Schubert's last sonata,D.960. Incidentally, the disc is very generously filled: 83 minutes, no less. To return to the music, although D.960 is a favourite piece it is rare to find a fully satisfactory one like Pires's. Even Radu Lupu's version seems a little cold and unspontaneous in comparison. Pires has an unlimited range of tonal shadings and knows exactly how to time a pause while keeping the music flowing. More than ever before, I was made aware of how close this work is to the world of "Die Winterreise". The bleakness and tragedy of the first two movements and the finale are even more striking when set against the delightful, sparkling dance of the third movement.
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Initial post: 21 Mar 2013 23:07:35 GMT
Thank you for your first line - but I think you do do more than that!
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