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Released March 27, 2015
Duration 2h 25m 37s
Genre Classical
 

Franz Schubert

András Schiff

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1.1
Ungarische Melodie in h-moll, D. 817
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
3:32
Sonate in G-Dur, Op.78, D. 894  
1.2
Molto moderato e cantabile
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
15:51
1.3
Andante
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
7:11
1.4
Menuett. Allegro moderato – Trio
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
4:16
1.5
Allegretto
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
9:02
Moments musicaux, Op.94, D. 780  
1.6
Moderato in C-Dur
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
5:32
1.7
Andantino in As-Dur
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
5:37
1.8
Allegro moderato in f-moll
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
1:59
1.9
Moderato in cis-moll
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
5:05
1.10
Allegro vivace in f-moll
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
2:16
1.11
Allegretto in As-Dur
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
6:49
1.12
Allegretto in c-moll, D. 915
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
4:56
Vier Impromptus, Op.142, D. 935  
1.13
Allegro moderato in f-moll
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
10:43
1.14
Allegretto in As-Dur
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
5:59
1.15
Andante in B-Dur
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
11:06
1.16
Allegro scherzando in f-moll
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
6:39
Sonate in B-Dur, D. 960  
1.17
Molto moderato
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
18:34
1.18
Andante sostenuto
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
7:49
1.19
Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza – Trio
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
3:59
1.20
Allegro ma non troppo – Presto
Franz Schubert; András Schiff
8:42
Digital Booklet
"Four Stars. His respect for the inherent limitations of his instrument’s dynamic range guides the music inwards. Intimacy and restraint are the keywords in performances which never seek to overpower either the listener or the instrument ... it’s Schiff’s achievement to sound fully at one with his unusual instrument’s natural voice." - The Irish Times András Schiff’s reputation as one of the great interpreters of the work of Franz Schubert is well established. He has always maintained that Schubert’s music is amongst the most moving ever written. The Hungarian pianist has long been concerned with period performance practice, leading to a gusto for period instruments, underlined on this remarkable recording. Schiff addresses two Schubert sonatas on a period instrument, a Franz Brodmann fortepiano built in Vienna in 1820, formerly owned by the Austro-Hungarian imperial family. The piano was carefully restored in 1965 in Basel; Schiff purchased it in 2010 and placed it on permanent loan to the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, where he is an honorary member. "My fortepiano was built by Franz Brodmann in Vienna in 1820. It is to me ideally suited to Schubert’s keyboard works. There is something quintessentially Viennese in its timbre, its tender mellowness, its melancholic cantabilità ... it is in the quiet and quietest moments when Schubert, like nobody else, touches our hearts." - András Schiff
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM NEW Studio Masters

Recorded July 2014 Kammermusiksaal H. J. Abs, Beethoven-Haus, Bonn Tonmeister: Stephan Schellmann Production coordination: Guido Gorna Tuning and technical assistance: Georg F. Senn Cover photo: Fotini Potamia Liner photos: Barbara Klemm Design: Sascha Kleis Executive producer: Manfred Eicher
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-5.58
-9.19 to -2.42
-29.23
-33.58 to -24.53
15
13 to 18
1
Ungarische Melodie in h-moll, D. 817
-6.26-29.9414
2
Molto moderato e cantabile
-2.42-27.9716
3
Andante
-3.82-29.0814
4
Menuett. Allegro moderato – Trio
-4.85-27.1414
5
Allegretto
-5.09-27.2813
6
Moderato in C-Dur
-9.17-32.0815
7
Andantino in As-Dur
-5.91-33.5818
8
Allegro moderato in f-moll
-9.19-31.2113
9
Moderato in cis-moll
-7.36-30.9515
10
Allegro vivace in f-moll
-5.01-24.5313
11
Allegretto in As-Dur
-5.04-30.8917
12
Allegretto in c-moll, D. 915
-8.06-31.5514
13
Allegro moderato in f-moll
-5.91-28.3414
14
Allegretto in As-Dur
-3.95-29.3215
15
Andante in B-Dur
-5.44-28.3815
16
Allegro scherzando in f-moll
-2.79-26.9016
17
Molto moderato
-2.48-28.0416
18
Andante sostenuto
-8.74-32.5115
19
Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza – Trio
-6.58-28.6414
20
Allegro ma non troppo – Presto
-3.61-26.3214

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