Schubert - Works for Solo Piano Vol.5 | Chandos CHAN20157

Schubert - Works for Solo Piano Vol.5

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Label: Chandos

Cat No: CHAN20157

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 2nd October 2020

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For his fifth volume of Schubert’s piano works, Barry Douglas turns to a contrasting pair of sonatas composed in the 1820s. The A minor, from 1823, was composed whilst he suffered an episode of depression following the onset (and harsh treatment for) syphilis. The D major Sonata, however, was written in 1825 on a holiday to Gastein in the Austrian Alps, and is musically more confident and extravert, reminiscent of the ‘Great’ C major Symphony, begun during the same trip.

Douglas completes his programme with a pair of Liszt transcriptions from Schwanengesang: ‘Liebesbotschaft’ and ‘Ständchen’.

As with the other volumes in this series, Barry Douglas plays a Steinway Model D, and the recording was made in the Curtis Auditorium of the CIT Cork School of Music.

‘Theatrically enlightening, masterful pianism... Velvet acoustic’ – ***** ClassicalSource.com (CHAN20086)

‘Barry Douglas is an admirable exponent of these three pieces’ – BBC Music (CHAN20086)

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