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Offline aquablob

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2009, 12:09:30 PM »
I've seen Lupu's recording take some flak in the past, but I find it superb (and the sound quality is excellent)!

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2009, 12:17:28 PM »
I've seen Lupu's recording take some flak in the past, but I find it superb (and the sound quality is excellent)!

One day I will buy his Schubert Decca set.

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2009, 02:25:04 PM »
How does that 1960 performance compare to the 1956 one included in the Brilliant Classics Sofronitsky set?

No idea.

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2009, 09:40:40 PM »
I've seen Lupu's recording take some flak in the past, but I find it superb (and the sound quality is excellent)!
I like Lupu and I like all his Schubert discs -- but not the D960. I was disappointed; it just doesn't have enough emotional impact IMO.

And that's odd -- because Lupu in his other Schubert discs wears his heart on his sleeve.

But nobody has mentioned my favourite - Clara Haskil.

I would like to hear this -- is there a recording you recommend?
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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2009, 10:49:26 PM »
And that's odd -- because Lupu in his other Schubert discs wears his heart on his sleeve.

Do you really think so? That is not an expression I'd associate with Lupu.

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I would like to hear this -- is there a recording you recommend?

There's only one Haskil recording, for Philips.

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2009, 01:24:46 AM »
How does that 1960 performance compare to the 1956 one included in the Brilliant Classics Sofronitsky set?
If I am not mistaken, I only have the Brilliant Box Set one, so I can't compare. As a matter of fact, I was listening to this very rendition last night. The first movement has a bit too much excitement thrown in, and sounds a bit pushed too hard, but the rest is excellent.

My favorite has to be Richter's with the 25 minute 1st movement (I forgot from which set it was  ;D)

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2009, 02:03:51 PM »

There's only one Haskil recording, for Philips.

But it has been re-recorded on a number of other labels

here is one source

I have it as part of this two disc set



also this which is the original concert.



You can pick and choose depending on what else you want to hear but the one I've got suits me. BTW, her Scarlatti is excellent.

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2009, 10:41:01 PM »
Is that a pussy cat she's holding?

If so it must be the only classical recording to feature the performer's pet (good for quizes)
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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2009, 01:57:58 AM »

I somehow doubt Alfred would play a Schubert sonata thinking it was Mozart.

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2009, 02:02:07 AM »
I'm playing Geza Anda's version from the recent Brilliant box for the first time and initially finding it very lyrical and convincing. Didn't care much for his Diabellis on the same disc however, finding it lacking in Beethovenian thunder.

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2009, 03:09:16 AM »
My favorite has to be Richter's with the 25 minute 1st movement (I forgot from which set it was  ;D)
It is not from a set but from an unpublished Budapest recital from the 60s. The recorded piano sound is a bit thin, but the playing is superb.

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« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2009, 04:04:46 AM »
It is not from a set but from an unpublished Budapest recital from the 60s. The recorded piano sound is a bit thin, but the playing is superb.

Have you heard the one that I preferred in my review on the Richter thread? Live in Prague, 1972 on Praga. I know that you have it, it's from the big Praga box.

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2009, 05:06:16 AM »
Have you heard the one that I preferred in my review on the Richter thread? Live in Prague, 1972 on Praga. I know that you have it, it's from the big Praga box.
I probably do know it, but I have to relisten to it. Whenever I have an urge for D960/ Richter I go to that recital recording. I will relisten to it tonight

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2009, 10:40:44 AM »
But nobody has mentioned my favourite - Clara Haskil.

I'd have to go along with this...though yes, the Schnabel too is certainly worth the listen.

This is taxing my aging memory, but I seem to recall reacting favorably to Curzon on LP (Decca/London) many years ago; not sure if I even still have it, though.

I know that I have a number of others, including Richter of course. Guess I need to do a review of my collection one of these fine days, just to see what I DO have...
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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2009, 11:24:42 AM »
This is taxing my aging memory, but I seem to recall reacting favorably to Curzon on LP (Decca/London) many years ago; not sure if I even still have it, though.


 ;)

Dirk

I love Curzon, but I really have been disappointed with his D960s on record that I know. He was very variable, apparently.

I'd be interested if you find you do like it though.

(off topic -- but  Curzon's performance of the C minor impromptu is coming with me to the desert island)




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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2009, 04:00:03 AM »
Have you heard the one that I preferred in my review on the Richter thread? Live in Prague, 1972 on Praga. I know that you have it, it's from the big Praga box.
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I've listened to it over the weekend. It is indeed very beautiful.  These two are pretty similar with a 25 min first movement and a tastefully subdued manner.
Do you know the recital rec I am talking about?
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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2009, 04:46:12 AM »
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I've listened to it over the weekend. It is indeed very beautiful.  These two are pretty similar with a 25 min first movement and a tastefully subdued manner.
Do you know the recital rec I am talking about?

I don't think so. I can check when I get home.

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2009, 06:09:27 AM »

How do you know its the performers pet?

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Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D 960
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2009, 08:14:49 AM »
How do you know its the performers pet?

By the way he lifts his tail, arches his back and gazes lovingly.
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