Piano sonatas no 4 and 13/cd
Eldar Nebolsin, piano.
Acclaimed for his Naxos recordings of music by Chopin, Liszt, Dohnányi and Rachmaninov, Eldar Nebolsin here fulfills a heartfelt ambition to record important piano works by another great Romantic composer, Franz Schubert, for the label. The passion and pathos of the two sonatas, with their song-like melodies and adventurous harmonies, set the scene for one of Schubert's most powerful solo piano pieces, the Wanderer Fantasy, a work so technically demanding that Schubert himself is reported to have exclaimed 'the devil may play it!'. Based on his popular song Der Wanderer, the Fantasy is virtually a four-movement sonata in its own right and a path-breaking masterpiece of the piano literature.
1. I. Allegro ma non troppo
2. II. Allegretto quasi andantino
3. III. Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, Op. 120, D. 664
4. I. Allegro moderato
5. II. Andante
6. III. Allegro
Fantasy in C major, Op. 15, D. 760, "Wandererfantasie"
7. I. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
8. II. Adagio
9. III. Presto
10. IV. Allegro