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Franz Schubert: Moments musicaux

Valery Afanassiev

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Moments musicaux, D.780  
1.1
C Major. Moderato
Franz Schubert; Valery Afanassiev
5:55
1.2
A-Flat Major. Andantino
Franz Schubert; Valery Afanassiev
7:17
1.3
F Minor. Allegro moderato
Franz Schubert; Valery Afanassiev
2:17
1.4
C-Sharp Minor. Moderato
Franz Schubert; Valery Afanassiev
5:20
1.5
F Minor. Allegro vivace
Franz Schubert; Valery Afanassiev
2:05
1.6
A-Flat Major. Allegretto
Franz Schubert; Valery Afanassiev
6:56
Sonata in D Major, D.850  
1.7
Allegro vivace
Franz Schubert; Valery Afanassiev
9:38
1.8
Con moto
Franz Schubert; Valery Afanassiev
12:38
1.9
Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Franz Schubert; Valery Afanassiev
9:29
1.10
Rondo. Allegro moderato
Franz Schubert; Valery Afanassiev
9:08
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:43
"... (attests) to just how fascinating a character Schubert is and just how great is his music ... you do not want to be without (this album) ..."
- Fanfare

"The playing is undoubtedly fine and I appreciate the new angles we are given on Schubert ... beautifully recorded and certainly stimulating ..."
- MusicWeb International

Russian pianist Valery Afanassiev, renowned for his strikingly individual and deeply introspective interpretations of the music of Franz Schubert, pairs two often extrovert works by the composer: the set of Moments musicaux and the Sonata D 850, both recorded in September 2010. Completed one year before the composer’s premature death, the Moments musicaux brim with song and dance as well as Schubert’s characteristic mood swings from major to minor and from light to dark. The Sonata D 850 is one of Schubert’s most ebullient piano sonatas, with yodelling-like melodies, simulated horn calls and strongly syncopated rhythms, but like so many works by the composer, there are passages with an air of nostalgia and emotional ambiguity.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM New Series Studio Masters

Recorded September 2010, Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano
Tonmeister: Peter Laenger
Cover Photo: Caterina di Perri
Liner Photos: Vladimir Meckler, Guido Werner (p. 3)
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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