Paul Lewis - Schubert: Piano Sonata; Wandererfantasie; Moments Musicaux (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 123:10 minutes | 1,96 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
On this 2012 release, award-winning pianist Paul Lewis turns his attention back to to Franz Schubert, the other key focus of his concert career and the other pillar of his discography. Schubert's Piano Sonata, D.845 was the first of his three sonatas to be published during his lifetime. In July of 1825 Schubert wrote a long letter to his parents, in which he stated: "They particularly enjoyed the variations from my new sonata for piano solo, which I performed quite successfully, and several people assured me that under my fingers the keys began to sing. If this is sincere, it makes me very happy since I cannot stand the wretched hacking which is typical of even excellent pianists, as it pleases neither the ear nor the heart".