Schubert + Brahms - Piano Works | BIS BIS2680

Schubert + Brahms - Piano Works


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Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2680

Barcode: 7318599926803

Format: Hybrid SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 9th February 2024



For his series called Schubert+, pianist Can «akmur juxtaposes the complete major piano solo compositions by the Viennese composer with works by other composers who were inspired by his music, thus providing the opportunity to see these works in a new light. While making up a near complete anthology of Schubertís completed major piano music, each disc is also intended as a self-contained recital.

In this second instalment, «akmur performs pieces published after Schubertís death, the three KlavierstŁcke, D946, which are not known to have been intended as a new series of impromptus. Since their first editor was Brahms, it seemed logical to include one of his late cycle of miniatures, here the Vier KlavierstŁcke, op.119. The pieces by Schubert and Brahms share a spontaneity, even an apparent lightness, that often conceals an unsuspected depth beneath the surface. The programme concludes with the Four Impromptus, D935, an ambitious cycle also published after Schubertís death. Schubertís name would become closely associated with this genre, often characterised by a lyrical melody and a free-flowing structure, with a sense of spontaneity. With it, Schubert seems to have found an ideal setting for the expression of his genius.

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