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Piano Sonata / Four Ballades
Schubert, Brahms, Michelangeli
Piano Sonata / Four Ballades
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Schubert, Brahms, Michelangeli
Title: Piano Sonata / Four Ballades
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Aura Classics
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 11/25/2003
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Ballads, Sonatas, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Romantic (c.1820-1910)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 822165321925, 8014394522194

CD Reviews

6 Stars or More
BLee | HK | 10/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

The saddest Schubert ever! Even sadder and deeper than the rendition by Kocsis! The 4 Ballads each sounds like an epic, a kind of symphonic work interwined with some majestic medieval music. To those who are looking for a princely and yet with a lot of pathos, and those who have an ear for Kocsis/Richter or even Tureck, they shouldn't miss out this one. But to those who are looking for a soothing version, they should perhaps check Arrau's version out and for a more human and philosophical approach, Kempff's version. For the Brahms here, however, some may prefer Backhaus's or even Arrau's version. It depends, and these are definitely very good alternatives.

Note that this is a 1981 Lugano live recording and the sound is more than acceptable. The price is great, and note too that Michelangeli's playing doesn't change that much even after decades."