Piano Sonatas D784 D960 D613 (unfinished; 1818)

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Piano Sonatas D784 D960 D613 (unfinished; 1818)
Stephen Hough (piano)

[ Hyperion / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 17 January 2002

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'Any pianist who records Schubert must be sure of his ground. Stephen Hough here proves himself a worthy rival' (The Sunday Times)

'This is, quite simply, some of the most beautiful Schubert I have heard in years, or (why not come out and say it?) ever. Irresistible. That is, indeed, the word for everything about this superb release' (Fanfare)

'Poetic, imaginative, deeply felt and keenly thought … a deeply loving treatment of the piano in performances of exceptional refinement' (The Piano)

'Any pianist who records Schubert must be sure of his ground. Stephen Hough here proves himself a worthy rival' (The Sunday Times)

Schubert's Piano Sonatas, after a century of neglect, are now regarded as being among the most profound musical works ever written. Here Stephen Hough tackles the last, perhaps the greatest, of them - D960 - in a performance of extraordinary depth and beauty.
Also included on this well-filled are the earlier masterpiece, D784, and the almost unknown D613 Unfinished Sonata which nonetheless contains much vintage Schubert and some wildly experimental writing.

Though entering a highly competitive field, this disc has nothing to fear from its rivals; these are performances sure to join the ranks of the very greatest.

Tracks:

Piano Sonata in A minor D784 (1823)
Piano Sonata in B flat major D960 (1828)
Piano Sonata in C D613 (unfinished; 1818)