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Steven Osborne - Schubert: Impromptus, Piano pieces & Variations (2015)

6-10-2015, 07:33
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Steven Osborne - Schubert: Impromptus, Piano pieces & Variations (2015)

Artist: Steven Osborne
Title Of Album: Schubert: Impromptus, Piano pieces & Variations
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Hyperion
Genre: Classical
Quality: 320 / FLAC
Total Time: 75:53 min
Total Size: 175 / 253 MB
WebSite: Album Preview


1. No. 1 in F Minor: Allegro Moderato
2. No. 2 in a Flat Major: Allegretto
3. No. 3 in B Flat Major: Andante
4. No. 4 in F Minor: Allegro Scherzando
5. No. 1 in E Flat Minor: Allegro Assai - Andante - Tempo 1
6. No. 2 in E Flat Major: Allegretto
7. No. 3 in C Major: Allegro
8. Variations On a Theme By Anselm Hüttenbrenner, D576

Product Description
Steven Osborne shines in lyrical new performances of seven of Schubert's greatest late works for piano, plus the extended Hüttenbrenner Variations of 1817.

Steven Osborne's first foray into Schubert was a widely-praised album of duets with Paul Lewis, which many reviewers granted instant classic status. Some four years later, he returns to the composer, for whom he clearly has a deep love and innate empathy. The second set of Four Impromptus D.935 is coupled here not with the first set (as is usually done), but with the Three Piano Pieces D.946 though these are so similar in design as to be impromptus in all but name. This is intimate music Schubert at home, playing for his friends an atmosphere which Osborne conveys wonderfully well with his characteristically pellucid singing tone and unmannered phrasing. Listen, for instance, to the gorgeous melody (you won t be able to get it out of your head!) in the opening F minor Impromptu, played by the left hand constantly crossing back and forth over the right, or the light-as-a-feather scale passages in No.4. While it's a joy to hear such a beautifully-voiced Steinway in these hands (superbly recorded, by the way), the less familiar Hüttenbrenner Variations (13 in all, based on the slow movement of his friend's E major string quartet, and composed a decade earlier in 1817) are pleasant enough, but hardly on the same exalted level. **** --Sinfini Music, 11/9/15

Osborne …excels in his grasp of structure-if anyone remains who thinks Schubert just rambles delightfully on, these accounts should lead to a rapid change of mind. Performance **** Recording **** --BBC Music Magazine, Nov'15

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platico   User offline   6 October 2015 19:22

Gracias por compartir...

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tiger   User offline   6 October 2015 19:54

Thanks a lot.

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