David Fray returns to Schubert with his much-anticipated second recording of the composer’s piano music, a collection of passionate late works.
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