Franz Schubert: Moments musicaux
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|Franz Schubert: Moments musicaux
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Acclaimed pianist Valery Afanassiev is admired for his striking technique and deep appreciation for the music of Franz Schubert. This magnificent download pairs two often extrovert works by the composer: the set of six “Moments Musicaux” and the “Sonata D 850.” Composed from 1823 to 1827, the year before the composer’s premature death, the “Moments Musicaux” brim with song and dance, as well as Schubert’s characteristic mood swings from major to minor, from light to dark. The “Sonata D 850”, written in 1825, is one of Schubert’s most ebullient piano sonatas – with yodelling-like melodies, simulated horn calls and strongly syncopated rhythms – but like so many works by this composer, there are passages with an air of nostalgia and emotional ambiguity.