Schubert: Impromptus, D899 & D935

COMPOSERS: Schubert
LABELS: Athene
WORKS: Impromptus, D899 & D935
PERFORMER: Peter Katin (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: ATH CD5 DDD
These readings of Schubert’s Impromptus, on an 1832 Clementi square piano, offer a fascinating exploration of the inherent interpretative possibilities of these pieces. Katin deftly demonstrates the intimate relationship between Schubert’s contrast of major and minor (D899/1 and D935/1 & 4) and melodic gesture (D899/4 & 2 and D935/3) to the instrument’s specific characteristics in different registers. This is an important disc both for students of piano music and those interested in Schubert. Nicholas Rast

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