Barry Douglas: Schubert - Works for Solo Piano vol.5 (24/96 FLAC)
Barry Douglas: Schubert – Works for Solo Piano vol.5 (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Franz Peter Schubert, Ferencz Liszt
Performer: Barry Douglas
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Chandos
Release: 2020
Size: 1.09 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Franz Peter Schubert:
Piano Sonata in A Minor, Op. 143, D. 784
01. I. Allegro giusto
02. II. Andante
03. III. Allegro vivace

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, D850
04. I. Allegro
05. II. Con moto
06. III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
07. IV. Rondo. Allegro moderato

Ferencz Liszt:
14 Lieder von Franz Schubert, S. 560 “Schwanengesang” (Excerpts)
08. No. 10, Liebesbotschaft
09. No. 7, Ständchen

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.

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