Fray, David

Schubert: Fantaisie

16 Feb 2015

Barcode: 0825646166992

Other participants: Jacques Rouvier

David Fray returns to Schubert with his much-anticipated second recording of the composer’s piano music, a collection of passionate late works. Along with the Sonata in G D894 ‘Fantasie’ and the Hungarian Melody D817, Fray presents two duets for piano four-hands, both composed in the last year of Schubert’s life: the Fantasia in F minor D940 and the towering Allegro in A minor D947, ‘Lebensstürme’ (‘Storms of Life’). Fray invited Jacques Rouvier, his mentor and renowned teacher from the Paris Conservatoire, to join him in the studio, making this album a true labour of love.

Norman Lebrecht's Sinfini Music Album of the Week: "If you want a frosted window into Schubert’s soul, few artists provide better access."

"I wish there were more CDs of Schubert's piano music like this...David Fray is alive to the way the music moves at every point." -Gramophone Editor's Choice

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 18 in G Major, D. 894, 'Fantasie': I. Molto moderato e cantabile  - David Fray 
02 Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 18 in G Major, D. 894, 'Fantasie': II. Andante  - David Fray 
03 Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 18 in G Major, D. 894, 'Fantasie': III. Menuetto. Allegro moderato - Trio  - David Fray 
04 Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 18 in G Major, D. 894, 'Fantasie': IV. Allegretto  - David Fray 
05 Schubert: Hungarian Melody in B Minor, D. 817  - David Fray 
06 Schubert: Fantasia in F Minor for Piano Four Hands, D. 940  - David Fray 
07 Schubert: Allegro in A Minor, "Lebensstürme", for Piano Four Hands, D. 947  - David Fray 

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