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Schubert: Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 5

Barry Douglas

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Piano Sonata in A Minor, Op. 143, D. 784  
1.1
I. Allegro giusto
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
12:56
1.2
II. Andante
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
3:42
1.3
III. Allegro vivace
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
4:57
Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 53, D. 850 "Gasteiner"  
1.4
I. Allegro
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
9:12
1.5
II. Con moto
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
13:00
1.6
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
8:38
1.7
IV. Rondo. Allegro moderato
Franz Schubert; Barry Douglas
9:21
14 Lieder von Franz Schubert, S. 560 "Schwanengesang" (Excerpts)  
1.8
No. 10, Liebesbotschaft
Franz Liszt; Barry Douglas
3:12
1.9
No. 7, Ständchen
Franz Liszt; Barry Douglas
6:46
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    71:44
For his fifth volume of Schubert’s piano works, Barry Douglas turns to a contrasting pair of sonatas composed in the 1820s. The A minor, from 1823, was composed whilst he suffered an episode of depression following the onset (and harsh treatment for) syphilis. The D major sonata, however, was written in 1825 on a holiday to Gastein in the Austrian Alps, and is musically more confident and extravert, reminiscent of the ‘Great’ C major Symphony, begun during the same trip.

Douglas completes his programme with a pair of Liszt transcriptions from Schwanengesang: ‘Liebesbotschaft’ and ‘Ständchen’.

As with the other volumes in this series, Barry Douglas plays a Steinway Model D, and the recording was made in the Curtis Auditorium of the CIT Cork School of Music.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

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