Franz Schubert

Philippe Cassard & Cedric Pescia - Franz Schubert - Sonata D959 & Piano Duets (2014) {La Dolce Volta LDV 15}

Philippe Cassard & Cedric Pescia - Franz Schubert - Sonata D959 & Piano Duets (2014) {La Dolce Volta LDV 15}
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© 2014 La Dolce Volta | LDV 15
Classical / Romantic / Piano

The title ‘1828’ refers to Schubert’s final and astoundingly productive year, which brought forth the three duets and solo sonata featured on this disc. In Philippe Cassard’s hands, the declamatory dynamism of the D959 A major Sonata’s first-movement exposition takes a back seat, with an emphasis on shapely soft playing that ravishingly comes to roost throughout the movement’s development section. The pianist’s eloquent legato holds attention in the Andantino’s outer sections, yet he downplays the harrowing chromatic climax. He similarly understates the Scherzo’s explosive descending minor scales, yet his delicate, witty arpeggiation of the main theme’s leaping chords delights. While the Rondo gains assurance and momentum as it progresses, I prefer Pollini’s firmer left-hand projection in the explosive central minor episode and the intelligent architecture of his dynamics.
Paul Badura-Skoda - Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert (2013)

Paul Badura-Skoda - Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert (2013)
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Classical, Piano | Label: Genuin Select, GEN 12251 | 02:23:33

Here, 85-year-old Austrian pianist Paul Badura-Skoda offers no fewer than three complete recordings of the Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat major, D. 960, with the Drei Klavierstucke, D. 946, as a curtain raiser. The three versions are played on three different pianos, a Graf fortepiano of 1826, a modern Steinway, and a 1923 Bosendorfer that for piano buffs may be worth the price of admission to this two-CD set.
Elisabeth Leonskaja - Franz Schubert: Sonatas; Impromptus; Wanderer Fantasy; Trout Quintet (2016) 6 CD Box Set

Elisabeth Leonskaja - Franz Schubert: Piano Works (2016) 6 CD Box Set
Sonatas; Impromptus; Wanderer Fantasy; Trout Quintet

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Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295974954 | Time: 06:38:19

The works of Schubert are central to Elisabeth Leonskaja's repertoire - and her interpretations of his work have been described as "essential". Born in the Soviet Union, where her greatest mentor was Sviatoslav Richter, she moved in 1978 to Vienna. She has said that: "In Schubert, there are things that any average Viennese person will understand better than I do … I, though, have to think about them carefully. In Schubert, profound matters are expressed with a lightness of touch."
Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstucke (1999)

Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schönberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstücke (1999)
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Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1667, 465 136-2 | 01:04:28

Consummation. This is what the piano music of Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951) and Franz Schubert (1979-1828) have in common, the bridge that Thomas Larcher brings to this welcoming solo recital, his first for ECM. To underscore this point, he shuffles Schönberg’s Klavierstücke op. 11 with Schubert’s posthumous Klavierstücke D 946. By turns halting and didactic, the opening pairing opens into the fresh air of Schubert’s precisely syncopated revelry. The contrasts between the two composers are obvious to the ear, but to the heart Schönberg is an extended exhalation to Schubert’s inhalation. Where Schönberg plots slow, jagged caverns, Schubert runs furtively above ground in the sunshine. Yet both seem so urgent to tell their stories, offering lifelong journeys from relatively young minds.
Camerata Musica Limburg & Jan Schumacher - Wehmut: The Complete Choral Works for Male Voices by Franz Schubert, Vol. 3 (2017)

Camerata Musica Limburg & Jan Schumacher - Wehmut: The Complete Choral Works for Male Voices by Franz Schubert, Vol. 3
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:50 min | 268 MB
Label: Genuin | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

It is finally here part three of the complete recordings of Schubert's works for male chorus, a project that the fabulous Camerata Musica Limburg has embarked upon on the Genuin Classics label. Once again, high-profile soloists such as Alison Browner and Christoph Prégardien are rushing in to support the men singing under the direction of Jan Schumacher. There is certainly no better way to weep than with the fantastic music of Schubert in the outstanding performance of this perfectly tuned ensemble. With Schubert, the distance between the lightest pieces doccasion to works of deadly seriousness is not far. An outstanding CD an outstanding series!
Christoph Prégardien, Pentaèdre - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (Chamber Version) (2007)

Christoph Prégardien, Pentaèdre - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (Chamber Version) (2007)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:09:20 | 181 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Atma Classique

Pentaèdre the wind quintet whose Così: Un opéra muet, a transcription of selections from Così fan tutte, was one of the most delightful albums of 2007 is joined by accordionist Joseph Petric in its release of a chamber version of Winterreise. In this inspired arrangement, the group's oboist Normand Forget expands the colors of a traditional wind quintet by having an oboe d'amore substitute for the oboe, and having the flute, clarinet, and horn double other instruments.

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2009)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 2, 2017
Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2009)

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2009)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:14:15 | 187 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Schubert's Winterreise offers what likely is the darkest, most tormented, aesthetically and emotionally compelling journey in the repertoire of Romantic song-cycles. Any singer who takes it on (most often baritones, but frequently tenors and occasionally a female voice) must make the effort to immerse himself in Wilhelm Müller's poetry and Schubert's magnificently moody, unreservedly honest representation of its darkly human sentiment.
Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin (2010)

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin (2010)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:08:12 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Following their exceptional Winterreise and now this equally fine Die schone Mullerin, tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis may be on their way to cornering the Schubert Lieder franchise for the foreseeable future. Besides being the most lyrically beautiful modern rendition of this oft-recorded cycle, the recording is a model of clear, natural presentation of voice and piano in a very complementary acoustic.
Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang (2011)

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang (2011)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:07:23 | 173 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi

The darkly lit cover photo may convey some of the desolation of Franz Schubert's Schwanengesang, but to appreciate the full range of emotions of this posthumous song cycle – which shift from the hopeful passion of Liebesbotschaft and the giddiness of Frühlingssehnsucht to the heartbreak of Ihr Bild and the horror of Der Doppelgänger – listen to this exceptional Harmonia Mundi release by tenor Mark Padmore and his accompanist, pianist Paul Lewis.
Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs [The Hyperion Schubert Edition] (1987-2000) (37 CDs)

Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs [The Hyperion Schubert Edition] (1987-2000) (37 CDs)
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MP3 320 kbps | 37 CD, 45:35:54 min | 7,1 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Hyperion Records

In the autumn of 2005 Hyperion released their complete Schubert song edition, some 18 years after they started recording. The composition of these songs spanned the same number of years. Between Lebenstraum … gesang in c”, a fragment dating from 1810 when he was thirteen and Der Taubenpost written a few weeks before his death late in 1828, Schubert set over 700 texts, mostly solo songs but also part songs and for ensemble. Almost all were with piano accompaniment. Everything that has survived is included