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Murray Perahia is one of the most lyrical pianists of our time. In his hands, the “Schubert Impromptus” album is quite possibly the definitive interpretation of these equally lyrical piano works by Franz Schubert. His delicate playing of the shifting minor and major keys and modulations makes the listener pause to absorb every nuance and phrasing.
Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Murray Perahia
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.15 GB
Murray Perahia is a world-class keyboard super-virtuoso whose renditions enchant generations of music-lovers in live performances and recordings as well. Now he is approaching 70 and his skills – in musical and pianistic terms – have strengthened themselves by passing the years and experiencing many performing moments of grace, so that his interpretations have continually got new nuances till they reached that special mellow craftsmanship and refinement of simplicity that single out the genuine musician. That’s why Perahia’s concerts are sold out no matter where on the globe, no matter what program he offers.
This record testifies young Perahia’s schubertian insight. Made in his thirties, the recording comprises the two sets of Impromptus (D 899 and D 935) by the Viennese composer, scores that attracted many pianists of all times, from Wilhelm Kempff and Artur Schnabel, to Alfred Brendel, Radu Lupu, Krystian Zimerman, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida (and the list can be consistently enlarged with names from the new generations). Though Lupu’s unmatched serenity or Brendel’s limpid simplicity are for me the ideal approaches to this repertory, Murray Perahia explores his own way to Schubert. No less charming. No less convincing.
The playfulness of this pure romantic music, along with the melodic beauty and harmonic sweetness, found an inspired advocate in Murray Perahia. His gifts seem much appropriate to these Schubert’s sparkling confessions.
|Impromptus, D.899, Op. 90|
|A1||Impromptu No. 1 – C Minor||10:12|
|A2||Impromptu No. 2 – E-Flat Major||4:38|
|A3||Impromptu No. 3 – G-Flat Major||6:03|
|A4||Impromptu No. 4 – A-Flat Major||7:28|
|Impromptus, D. 935, Op. 142|
|B1||Impromptu No. 1 – F-Minor||9:41|
|B2||Impromptu No. 2 – A-Flat Major||6:48|
|B3||Impromptu No. 3 – B-Flat Major||10:55|
|B4||Impromptu No. 4 – F-Minor||6:31|
Analyzed folder: /96k Schubert – Impromptus Op. 90 + 142 – Murray Perahia
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR16 -0.96 dB -23.48 dB A1 Impromptu D.899, Op. 90 No. 1 – C Minor.aif
DR14 -1.98 dB -20.72 dB A2 Impromptu D.899, Op. 90 No. 2 – E-Flat Major.aif
DR15 -9.16 dB -29.34 dB A3 Impromptu D.899, Op. 90 No. 3 – G-Flat Major.aif
DR13 -3.75 dB -23.08 dB A4 Impromptu D.899, Op. 90 No. 4 – A-Flat Major.aif
DR14 -0.90 dB -21.70 dB B1 Impromptu D. 935, Op. 142 No. 1 – F-Minor.aif
DR15 -3.94 dB -24.63 dB B2 Impromptu D. 935, Op. 142 No. 2 – A-Flat Major.aif
DR15 -2.26 dB -22.45 dB B3 Impromptu D. 935, Op. 142 No. 3 – B-Flat Major.aif
DR14 -4.01 dB -22.99 dB B4 Impromptu D. 935, Op. 142 No. 4 – F-Minor.aif
Number of files: 8
Official DR value: DR14
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- TT: Vintage (1982) Yamaha PX-3
Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
- Cartridge: ZYX 50R Bloom
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