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Tue 14 Mar, 2017:
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D899; Piano Sonata No 20 in A major D959

Artur Schnabel had an isolated field to himself when he recorded D959 in 1937. That field, though no longer isolated, still has space for musicians...

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Mon 21 Nov, 2016:
Schubert: Impromptus, D 899; Moments musicaux, D 780; Six German Dances, D 820

Now this is what I like to hear: vivid declamation of material that I’ve known and loved for years, but which in the hands of a pianist – no, a...

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Mon 15 Aug, 2016:
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D 899; O’Connor: Self portrait; Schlepper-Connolly: Was du mir warst; Sholdice: The dreams flow down, too

Here’s something intriguing, poetically intense and altogether involving as Belfast pianist Michael McHale’s juxtaposes Schubert’s four late...

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Tue 12 Apr, 2016:
Schubert: Impromptus, D 899; Three Piano Pieces, D 946; Beethoven: Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 106 (Hammerklavier); Encores by Rameau and Brahms

‘Once more, with feeling’ is, I think, the general idea. Grigory Sokolov is nothing if not a thoughtful performer, and Schubert’s G flat...

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Wed 23 Dec, 2015:
Schubert: Piano Sonata No 19 in C minor, D 958; 4 Impromptus, D 935

More austere than Gilels, less so then Richter, Nikolai Lugansky allows phrases to interconnect without jarring, while his command of keyboard colour...

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Thu 22 Oct, 2015:
Schubert: Four Impromptus, D935; Three Piano Pieces, D946; Variations on a theme by Anselm Hüttenbrenner, D576

Steven Osborne's first solo Schubert recital brings playing of judicious refinement, unruffled poise and serenity (how beautifully he shapes the...

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Wed 10 Jun, 2015:
Grieg: 27 Lyric Pieces

Stephen Hough has come up with yet another winner of a disc, a generous selection from Grieg's ten volumes of Lyric Pieces that irresistibly calls to...

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Tue 26 May, 2015:
Schubert: Hungarian Melody, D817; Piano Sonatas – No 18 in G major, D894; No 21 in B flat major, D960; Moments musicaux, D780; Allegretto in C, D915; Four Impromptus, D935

A dalliance with Mozart in his Sestercentennial birth year in 2006 aside, András Schiff has kept a wary, unconvinced distance from the forte-piano....

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Wed 13 May, 2015:
Walton: Symphony No 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten

Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Walton survey for Chandos continues in the fine, richly evocative fashion that introduced the series...

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Wed 18 Sep, 2013:
Enescu: Violin Sonatas Nos 2 & 3; Violin Sonata in A minor ('Torso'); Impromptu concertant

George Enescu (1881-1955) was a world-class violinist and pianist who held composition as his primary interest. He left us relatively few works for...

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Fri 26 Jul, 2013:
Alkan: Recueils de Chants – Books 1-3, Opp 38 & 65; Une fusée, Op 55

Charles-Valentin Alkan's 200th anniversary is this year, but he is still hardly known compared to his contemporaries Wagner and Verdi. Alkan followed...

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