21202  (2CD)

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(volume 1)

The first of three volumes containing some of the greatest piano music ever written, played by Schubert specialist Anthony Goldstone

To buy all three volumes at a special low price find product no. MW3

CD DURATION:  CD1 77:28 CD2 73:36

AUDIO SAMPLE: Sonata in A, D. 664 - Allegro (extract)







Piano Sonata in G major, D. 894
Piano Sonata in B flat major, D. 960
Piano Sonata in A major, D. 664
Fantasie in C major, D. 760 ("Wanderer")
Four Impromptus, D. 935
Allegretto in C minor, D. 915

review extracts: for full reviews click here
"Excellent sound and beautiful, well-shaped performances of admirable elegance and supreme style. If you like Schubert you can but love these discs.  Superbly played...Goldstone has the ideal interpretation. ....what is so tellingly obvious is his love for this music. You won't find a better champion. Mr Goldstone is really superb."  -  Classical Music on the Web
"a compelling presentation of Schubert's almost impossibly lovely piano music… thoughtful and often touchingly beautiful music-making" - Bernard Jacobson, Fanfare (USA)
"The more I listened the more I was impressed by his sound technique, linear clarity and solid musical structures" - American Record Guide
"a Schubertian of the first rank…, combining imagination, intellectual grasp and alert keyboard command…his readings of the two late sonatas are most distinguished, with a spiritual focus that lifts them above the ordinary… a thoroughly rewarding listening experience." - John Kersey (International Piano)
"Goldstone's two-disc recital will give pleasure to those who like their Schubert presented with no-nonsense directness" Performance *** Sound  **** - BBC Music Magazine
"an appropriately intense and stimulating performance…..extraordinarily brilliant…well recorded and well presented…..fully recommended" - Arthur Baker, (FRMS Bulletin)
"a fine sense of overall structure, technical brilliance and absolute clarity - the piano sound is very good" - The Schubertian
"Very imaginative and enjoyable" - Northern Echo
"I have three earlier recordings of the Sonata in B flat, D.960 but this is by far the best"  - HB, Southampton ( a satisfied customer!)
"I wish to thank Anthony for his spendid recording of the Schubert D.960... I personally rank the "AG" disc among the top ten" - Mgr. A Stark (customer)
"Everything that Mr. Goldstone has done for you is, of course, treasurable; but for the Schubert, there is no praise high enough.  For the moment, he makes you think he wrote the works himself; it is the best thing next to having Schubert in the same room.  It is not only the naturalness of the playing, but the entire naturalness of the production and recording as well." - Mr C. Sanders (customer)