[ Decca Originals / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 1 October 2007
'The fresh simplicity of Ashkenazy's reading of the Sonata is wonderfully compelling, intense without being overweighted. In each movement he holds the structure together naturally and unaffectedly, and though he is rarely seduced by incidental beauties the result is sunny and warm, never severe. Excellent recording.'
Penguin Stereo Record Guide
This acclaimed Schubert recording appears in Decca Originals as one of the releases marking Vladimir Ashkenazy's 70th birthday on 6 July. It appears for the first time as a single CD international release.
Piano Sonata in D major, D850
4 Deutsche Tänze, from D366