The pianists Imogen Cooper and Paul Lewis play Schubert.
Schubert: Piano Sonata in C minor, D958
Schubert: Piano Sonata in C, D812 ('Grand Duo' )
(Cooper plays Schubert’s late, great Piano Sonata in C minor, its scherzo still informed by the Rossinian joie de vivre of the early symphonies, the surrounding movements infused with the sorrow and resignation of the song-cycles 'Winterreise' and 'Schwanengesang'. She is then joined by Lewis for the 'Grand Duo'. Published posthumously, the symphonically conceived work dates from the summer of 1824, when the composer was engaged as music master to Maria and Caroline Esterházy in the family’s Slovakian estate.)
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