Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert - Impromptus D 899, Sonata D 960 - Rudolf Buchbinder (2013) {Sony Classical 88883717422}

Franz Schubert - Impromptus D 899, Sonata D 960 - Rudolf Buchbinder (2013) {Sony Classical 88883717422}
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Classical / Romantic / Piano

For decades, internationally acclaimed pianist Rudolf Buchbinder has been researching Schubert's original scores and early printed editions. With his new album, he offers an unequivocal interpretation of Schubert's much loved Impromptus D 899 and his last Sonata, D 960. Buchbinder is considered the one living pianist who personifies the Viennese classical tradition, and in keeping with that, Schubert was recorded live at the famed Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.
Paul Badura-Skoda - Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Paul Badura-Skoda - Paul Badura-Skoda plays Franz Schubert (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 143:25 minutes | 807 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Even at a very advanced age, the great pianist Paul Badura Skoda is always good for a surprise: His new CD recording with Genuin is perhaps one of the most unusual recordings, one of the most daring tonal experiments seen in recent years. Schubert’s final sonata, the wonderful B-flat major, has been recorded by Badura-Skoda, but not just once: It is heard on three different instruments in interpretations which could not be more distinctive from one another: On an 1826 Graf fortepiano (from when the work was composed), a 1923 Bösendorfer and a 2004 Steinway grand. More history and more vibrancy in its presentation could not be packed into a single disc. Superb!
Takacs Quartet - Franz Schubert: String Quintet D956 & String Quartet D703 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Takács Quartet - Schubert: String Quintet D956 & String Quartet D703 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:41 minutes | 1,16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The matchless Takács Quartet return to Schubert. Their first disc on Hyperion—his ‘Death and the Maiden’ and ‘Rosamunde’ quartets—received unprecedently lavish critical acclaim, acknowledging a new modern benchmark for these works. Now they turn to perhaps the most hauntingly beautiful of all Schubert’s chamber works, the String Quintet—completed six weeks before the composer’s death. Schubert included a second cello in the texture, creating a sumptuously warm sound, a cradling intimacy. Here the Takács players are joined by cellist Ralph Kirshbaum. Also recorded here is the ‘Quartettsatz’: a fragment—of the highest quality—of a String Quartet in C minor abandoned by the composer.
Jan van Elsacker, Tom Beghin - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2014)

Jan van Elsacker, Tom Beghin - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2014)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:10:25 | 182 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: EPR Classic

In a note accompanying this new Winterreise with Jan Van Elsacker, the fortepianist and musicologist Tom Beghin asks what yet another new recording of Schubert’s great song-cycle might offer. The answer, in the first instance, is the instrument Beghin plays, a newly restored Gottlieb Hafner from Vienna c1830, whose five pedals – and attendant effects – Beghin is unafraid to employ.
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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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.