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Offline migamaral

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Schubert Piano Sonatas
« on: October 09, 2007, 09:56:42 PM »
Hi everybody...

I´m trying to choose wich pianist should I "buy" performing the Schubert Piano Sonatas, wich onde is you favoutie?

Sheet music to download and print: Sonatas by Schubert



Offline opus57

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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #1 on: October 09, 2007, 10:35:46 PM »
Maria Joao Pires: She is the pianist who is able to bring out the real romantic character with a very fresh kind of playing and a very constant line in her interpretations... and she plays soft an tender and nevertheless so strong...

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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #2 on: October 09, 2007, 10:38:59 PM »
You're looking for a set of all of them?

Sviatoslav Richter and Claudio Arrau are often my favorites in individual sonatas; they're very individual and extremely powerful Schubertians (as is Rudolf Serkin!). I guess as a set it would have to be Wilhelm Kempff, though I'd much rather have the repeats (yes even in Schubert). I have access to Friedrich Wührer's lp set, but have not listened to one of them yet.

I'm listening to Eduard Erdmann play the 960 right now, and it is quick, crisp, straight, and serious...but why do I mention this?

I don't think I'm prepared to answer.
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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #3 on: October 09, 2007, 11:44:15 PM »
Curzon if you want emotion.

Damerini if you want precision.

Offline mikey6

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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #4 on: October 10, 2007, 02:15:38 PM »
Radu Lupu big time!! He's not recording anymore which sucks but he made schubert a central part of his repertoire and has recorded quite a few of the sonatas.
Badura-Skoda's Schubert is apparently good, haven't heard it though.
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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007, 02:47:51 PM »
I've got two complete sets, the Brendel and the Kempff. I personally love all of Kempff's recordings, and his Schubert are especially good. His 960 is incredible. Brendel have plenty of character, but lack the warmth and magic of Kempff's recordings. So that's certainly one to consider.
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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #6 on: October 11, 2007, 09:30:51 AM »
John Perry for D960. Available here: http://www.ullanta.com/CDs/umw03-RI2/

I personally prefer his to Richter's.

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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #7 on: October 12, 2007, 01:08:44 AM »
Randomly: On the E-competition website there are a couple dozen video recordings of some of the big sonatas, some of which are excellent.

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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #8 on: October 13, 2007, 05:28:59 AM »
I love Alfred Brendel's recordings of 958, 959, and 960.  He just really takes
you there.
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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #9 on: October 13, 2007, 05:46:05 PM »
For a complete set: Wilhelm Kempff; it's just phantastic, phenomenal!
For a several sonatas I like the Pollini recordings quite a lot, especially 958 and 959. I think that in particular his 959 recording (with Deutsche Grammophone) is unmatched.

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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #10 on: October 13, 2007, 09:09:12 PM »
For a complete set: Wilhelm Kempff; it's just phantastic, phenomenal!
For a several sonatas I like the Pollini recordings quite a lot, especially 958 and 959. I think that in particular his 959 recording (with Deutsche Grammophone) is unmatched.



I second that. I like Pollini's, I was astonished when I heard them first. And Kempff is legendary.

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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007, 01:06:06 PM »
Maria Joao Pires: She is the pianist who is able to bring out the real romantic character with a very fresh kind of playing and a very constant line in her interpretations... and she plays soft an tender and nevertheless so strong...

greez opus57

I love Maria Joao Pires too....currently listening her new schubert sonata cd ^^
And i am also a big fan of Alfred Brendel's Schubert sonatas...especially for his d960

Offline migamaral

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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #12 on: October 19, 2007, 10:19:15 AM »
She´s amazing


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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #13 on: October 19, 2007, 12:13:38 PM »
I'm surprised - nobody (except me) enjoys Schiff's complete set?

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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #14 on: October 19, 2007, 12:27:36 PM »
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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #15 on: October 20, 2007, 03:36:44 AM »
Complete set: Anton Kuerti
D566: Richter
D575: Richter
D625: Richter
D664: Richter (various)
D784: Gilels, 1970 Salzburg
D850: Schnabel, Gilels
D894: Richter
D958: Richter, 1958 Budapest, Kuerti
D959: Schnabel
D960: Schnabel, Annie Fischer

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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #16 on: October 21, 2007, 01:58:42 AM »
Volodos deserves a mention.
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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #17 on: October 23, 2007, 01:35:26 PM »
Richter doesn't do it for me, the recording I've got anywayz.  Rather stodgy and brittle.
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Re: Schubert Piano Sonatas
«Reply #18 on: October 28, 2007, 11:04:54 AM »
Trying searching the internet for Walter Hautzig. He was my teacher at the Peabody Institute and has had an active concert and recording career. His Schubert playing is absolutely beautiful. Good luck!
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