Schnabel, Artur

SCHUBERT: 3 Sonatas, Impromptus, Moments Musicaux, Trout Quintet, 7 Lieder

CD (Number of discs: 5)
24 Aug 2018

Barcode: 0190295633769

Composer: Franz Schubert
Other participants: Therese Behr-Schnabel, Karl Ulrich Schnabel

Artur Schnabel, identified above all with the music of Beethoven, was also a supreme interpreter of Schubert. Initially trained in Vienna, he played a crucial role in advocating the Austrian composer’s piano music at a time when such masterworks as the late sonatas enjoyed surprisingly little currency. By the time he started making these recordings, in the early 1930s, Schnabel was already a mature artist, and their essential lyricism is complemented by his characteristic rhythmic vitality and intellectual rigour. Newly remastered from original sources, these historic interpretations now benefit from audio quality of unprecedented truth and immediacy.