Schubert 1828: Late Piano Sonatas, 3 Klavierstucke | Alpha ALPHA433

Schubert 1828: Late Piano Sonatas, 3 Klavierstucke


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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA433

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 16th November 2018



Alexander Lonquich has his own special place in the world of the piano: this German pianist, who made his home in Italy, has enjoyed an untypical career. A disciple of Paul Badura-Skoda, he is highly respected by many conductors and instrumental artists, such as Philippe Herreweghe, Nicolas Altstaedt and Christian Tetzlaff, with all of whom he collaborates on a regular basis. Navigating his way between the modern and the early piano, he takes the time needed to allow programmes to properly mature, working on them and thinking them over for several years. Such was also the case for this recording, carefully made on a modern Steinway piano, and we have genuinely fallen in love with it. As Alexander Lonquich’s accompanying notes to the CD testify, the artist has intensively reflected on and lived with the music of Schubert before recording it.


Lonquich's hearty serving of late Schubert is one to return to. The German pianist approaches these expansive sonatas with great perceptiveness and feeling.  Rebecca Franks
BBC Music Magazine January 2019

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