Schubert: Impromptus, D899 & D935; Moments musicals, D780; Klavierstücke, D946

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COMPOSERS: Schubert
LABELS: Decca Double Decca
WORKS: Impromptus, D899 & D935; Moments musicals, D780; Klavierstücke, D946
PERFORMER: András Schiff (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 458 139-2
There are few Schubert pianists alive today to equal Schiff and none to surpass him. He’s a master of tonal shading and progressive staccato with an unerring feel for the right tempo. Just listen to the beguiling lilt of the Ungarische Melodie, the heart-stopping serenity of the C minor Impromptu, the delicacy and grace of the Deutsche Tänze, the come-hither teasing of the Grazer Galopp’s central section, the passion of the first Klavierstück. This is pianism of a superlative order. Wadham Sutton

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