Schubert: Piano Sonatas And Impromptus
- Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major, D840 ‘Relequie’
- Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, D850
- Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894
- 4 Impromptus, D899
- Klavierstücke (3), D946
Performed by Paul Lewis, piano
I am always amazed at how many of my favorite younger artists have come out of British music training. The music teachers there, and the core commitment to providing excellence in music instruction seems quite obvious to me, based on results achieved.
Pianist Paul Lewis is such an example. I have reviewed several of his recordings at earlier times on this Blog. And this Schubert recording just adds to the fine set of interpretations by this artist.
Mr. Lewis created a very successful Beethoven recording project, which included the complete sonatas and concertos as well as the Diabelli Variations. Now he returns to Franz Schubert – a key focus of both his concert career and his recordings.
On this double album we get three late sonatas, accompanied by the Impromptus and Klavierstücke.
Here is Paul Lewis performing Schubert’s Allegretto in C minor D915
And now here’s a video of one of my all-time favorites: Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor Op. 103, as performed by Paul Lewis and Imogen Cooper.