℗ 2014 Chandos
 

Schubert: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 1

Barry Douglas

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Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-Flat Major, D. 960  
1
I. Molto moderato
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
19:07
2
II. Andante sostenuto
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
8:07
3
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza – Trio – Scherzo d.C. sin’ al Fine e poi la Coda
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
3:51
4
IV. Allegro, ma non troppo - Presto
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
7:46
5
Du bist die Ruh, D 776 (Transcribed by F. Liszt)
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
6:39
6
Ungeduld, D 795 (Transcribed by F. Liszt)
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
2:15
Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15, D. 760, "Wandererfantasie"  
7
I. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo -
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
5:56
8
II. Adagio -
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
6:20
9
III. Presto -
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
4:51
10
IV. Allegro
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
3:44
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:36
"Editor’s Choice ... Douglas stands alongside the most distinguished in both works, the smaller pieces accorded similar care. An excellent disc."
- Gramophone

"... Chandos’s recorded sound copes admirably with the huge dynamic extremes of the music and of Douglas’s own dynamic spectrum .... absolutely first-class."
- International Record Review

"... a fine recital and an auspicious start to this Schubert series ... Ralph Couzens has engineered a very good recording: the warmth of the pianist’s tone is well conveyed in the quieter passages but when the dynamics are loud there’s sufficient space in the aural picture to enable the sound of the piano to open up nicely."
- MusicWeb International

Following his two highly regarded albums of solo works by Brahms, Irish pianist Barry Douglas turns his attention to the complete solo piano works by Franz Schubert. This first volume in the series features two large-scale works, the ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy and the Piano Sonata, alongside two Schubert songs transcribed by Liszt.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland; 27 and 28 September 2013
Recording producer: Ralph Couzens
Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Front cover: Photograph of Barry Douglas © Ekaterina Kraynova
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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