Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Franz [Vienna] Schubert, Alain Planès|
Schubert: Sonatas D664 & D850
A rewarding album!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 09/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
Dated from 1825, this grateful Sonata was written in the fullness of Schubert's creative powers in Gastein in the Austrian Alps, just after the great period of works in which we should cite the "Great" C Major Symphony. It runs over of majestic splendor and full rounded inspiration. Robert Schumann expressed: "Life wells up from the vigorous D major sonata. It seizes us and transport us, stroke upon stroke."
Its cheerful colorful and sturdy lyricism engages us from the first bars. The Second movement is according Clifford Curzon "heard afar as though slightly out of focus; it has the effect of a barcarolle heard across the water"
As a matter of fact, if you pay attention carefully, may notice this is probably the closest piano work intimately associated with Schumann's spirit.
The last movement is the "crown of the sonata" according the renowned critic Alfred Einstein.
Alain Planes is one of these silent pianists who makes his job without much noise but with notable interpretative solvency.
You should know him better, because although he is not among the most cited pianists in Schubert's repertoire, his tonal warmth, sheer thrills and sumptuous fingering makes him a very adequate choice in case to search the cream o the cream set of renowned and finest interpreters of Franz Schubert.
Go for this one. You will be amazed.