Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Franz [Vienna] Schubert, Artur Schnabel, Karl Ulrich Schnabel|
Artur Schnabel Plays Schubert-Volume I
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
William M. Burgan | Washington, DC USA | 11/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first owned Schnabel's recording of the D959 on a 78 set, and in those far-off years heard him play another in a recital in Baltimore. The Schnabel vogue -- in terms of attendance at recitals -- had definitely waned. But those who were there were deeply happy people. I have never seen a soloist who gave so much the impression of playing for himself and a few other people; it was as though you were in his home. No one could have been less the Great Virtuoso, more the quiet sharer. And there's an intimacy in his playing of Schubert that no one else quite matches, for me at least. Someone has said that poetry -- unlike rhetorical prose -- is "overheard." So with Schnabel's playing, and especially his Schubert. We were privileged to overhear it. And still are."