This recording presents two great masterpieces and a song. At first sight they have not so much in common, one is a sonata, one a fantasy, one a song. One is by a composer known in general for his boisterous music, the other two by a composer more known for his melancholy. But the content of these two masterpieces (the fantasy takes its main theme from the song) show how many parallels there were between this surprisingly poetic, lyrical style of Beethoven to that of Schubert. Though there is a big difference between the two composers, there is a certain quality, depth and emotion coming through serenity and lyricism, that these pieces share. Both are mature works: Beethovens the 10th and last of his Sonatas, Schuberts Fantasy written in the last year of his life.       Challenge Classics on sale


Disc No:CC 72174
Price: Sek. 65
Name: Works for piano and Violin
 

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ComposerMusicPerformer
Beethoven, Ludwig van Sonata for piano and violin
op. 96     G major
Liza Ferschtman, violin
Inon Barnatan, piano
Schubert, Franz Fantasia for piano and violin
D 934 (op. Posth. 159)     C major
Schubert, Franz Sei mir gegrüsst
D 741 / op.20 no.1      

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