Leonskaja, Elisabeth

Schubert: Impromptus D899 & D935

11 May 2018

Barcode: 0190295668280

The works of Schubert are central to Elisabeth Leonskaja’s repertoire, and her interpretations of his work have been described as “essential”. Born in the Soviet Union, where her greatest mentor was Sviatoslav Richter, she moved in 1978 to Vienna. She has said that: “In Schubert, there are things that any average Viennese person will understand better than I do … I, though, have to think about them carefully. In Schubert, profound matters are expressed with a lightness of touch.”