Friday, October 19, 2012

New From Harmonia Mundi for October!

PAUL LEWIS & SCHUBERT
 Paul Lewis completes his acclaimed
 two-year Schubert project with a new
 release and major international tour. 
 RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
Piano Sonata D845, Wanderer Fantasy D760,
Impromptus D935, Moments Musicaux D780
 harmonia mundi HMC 902136

  "Arguably the finest Schubert interpreter of his generation." 
- GRAMOPHONE

Following the nearly decade-long Beethoven project that brought him worldwide critical acclaim, English pianist Paul Lewis began a two-year Schubert project to perform and record all the mature piano works from 1822 to 1828, the last six years of Schubert’s life. During this period Schubert produced some of his most powerful work. This new two-disc collection, the fifth release in his Schubert discography, begins with the earliest of these, the Wanderer Fantasy Op.15 D.760 in C major and is followed by the 4 Impromptus D.935. The great A minor Piano Sonata D.845, the only sonata selection, is programmed with the set of six short pieces Moments Musicaux. The program concludes with the Allegretto movement in C minor D.915.  

e earliest of these, the Wanderer Fantasy Op.15 D.760 in C major and is followed by the 4 Impromptus D.935. The great A minor Piano Sonata D.845, the only sonata selection, is programmed with the set of six short pieces Moments Musicaux. The program concludes with the Allegretto movement in C minor D.915.