The World of Franz Schubert, Part 2

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Franz Schubert reclines in a portrait by Wilhelm August Rieder. Franz Schubert reclines in a portrait by Wilhelm August Rieder. (Wikipedia Commons)

Franz Schubert was born in 1797, at the cusp of the 19th century and amid a rapidly changing landscape of ideas, politics, literature, industry and music. The second half of this two-part series on the composer explores a selection of the his works for the piano, played by Alfred Brendel, Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter and many other superb Schubertians.

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Program Playlist (all works by Schubert):

Piano Sonata in G, D. 894 (Allegretto)
Alfred Brendel
Phillips

Variation on a Waltz by Diabelli
Joseph Smith

Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 303
Helen and Karl Ulrich Schnabel
Town Hall

Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3
Vladimir Horowitz
CBS masterworks

Sonata in A major D.959 (3rd Mvmt Scherzo)
Seymour Lipkin
Newport Classic, Ltd.

Impromptu in E flat, D. 899 No. 2
Sviatoslav Richter
Phillips

D.365 No. 1 in A-flat major
Walter Hautzig
Connoisseur Society

D.365 No. 2 in A-flat major
Walter Hautzig
Connoisseur Society

D.365 No. 29 in D major
Walter Hautzig
Connoisseur Society

D.365 No. 35 in F major
Walter Hautzig
Connoisseur Society

D.969 No. 9 in A minor
Walter Hautzig
Connoisseur Society

Fantasy in C major Op. 15 (Wanderer)
Tedd Joselson
Olympia

Serenade Soirées de Vienne
Vladimir Horowitz
Deutsche Grammophon

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