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Schubert: Piano Sonatas

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Manufacturer: Deutsche Grammophon
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon

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Product Description:
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0028946376621
Format: Box set
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Deutsche Grammophon
MPN: 028946376621
Number Of Discs: 7
Number Of Items: 7
Publication Date: 2000-10-10
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 2000-10-10
Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
Editorial Review:
Wilhelm Kempff plays the complete Schubert piano sonatas in these recordings long admired by collectors and enthusiasts. Recorded between 1955 and 1969. "Those wanting a comprehensive survey of this repertoire need look no further"- Penguin Guide .
Wilhelm Kempff was a master of poetic lyricism, with a wondrous keyboard touch and a breathtaking command of subtle dynamics and tonal colorations--all invaluable attributes of any Schubert interpreter. He also had the knack of holding together large structures that can often seem aimless, thus avoiding another trap many pianists fall into, that of lavishing so much attention on passing detail that Schubert's "heavenly lengths" can seem wayward wanderings. The one criticism often heard is that Kempff emphasizes poetry at the expense of drama. This magnificent set leaves that claim unsubstantiated.

Few pianists have been so successful, for example, in what may be Schubert's wildest single movement, the nightmarish Andantino of the A major Sonata, D. 959. Here, Kempff captures the tortured mood of the piece to perfection without breaking its Classical frame. Tempos are generally expansive, but Kempff's tonal luster and unerring sense of natural phrasing never make you want him to step on the accelerator. A special treat is the inclusion of rarely heard early works. Some of these were left unfinished; others reflect a composer still mastering his craft. But most are of more than passing interest, and some have an enchanting, aching beauty. Kempff's Schubert set has been a recording classic since its release on LP; its availability in a space-saving CD box at a budget price is cause for celebration. --Dan Davis

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