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Schubert - Impromptus

Catalogue numberBIS-2614 SACD
Release date2023-09-01
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time61:47

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Ronald Brautigam performs some of Franz Schubert’s most profound and beloved works: the eight Impromptus. Schubert’s name has become closely associated with this genre, often characterized by a lyrical melody and a free-flowing structure, with a sense of spontaneity. With it, Schubert seems to have found an ideal setting for the expression of his genius.

The Impromptus, D 899, are reminiscent of a four-movement sonata. The first begins theatrically, before giving way to a funeral march of sorts, in which the melody is harmonised, amplified and constantly renewed. In the second, everything appears light and fluid. In the third, Schubert offers us one of his most inspired songs with one of his most beautiful melodies. The fourth takes us back to the waterworks of a fairy-tale park.

The Impromptus, D 935, were published after Schubert’s death. The first is a great rhapsodic poem in which expression reaches into the deepest recesses of the Schubertian soul. The second demonstrates how Schubert manages to rise high with simple material. The third impromptu is a series of variations on ‘Rosamunde’, one of the composer’s most famous themes. The fourth is a lightning-fast scherzando – a free and whimsical piece that ideally concludes this disc.
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
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    • FLAC 24-bit Surround 5.0
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    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
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    • MP3 Stereo
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Impromptus, Op. 90 / D 899 27:09
01 No. 1 in C minor - Allegro molto moderato 09:21 $ 1.40 USD
02 No. 2 in E flat major - Allegro 04:33 $ 0.68 USD
03 No. 3 in G flat major - Andante 06:13 $ 0.93 USD
04 No. 4 in A flat major - Allegretto 07:02 $ 1.06 USD
  Impromptus, Op. 142 / D 935 34:34
05 No. 1 in F minor - Allegro moderato 10:42 $ 1.61 USD
06 No. 2 in A flat major - Allegretto 06:05 $ 0.91 USD
07 No. 3 in B flat major - Andante 10:19 $ 1.55 USD
08 No. 4 in F minor - Allegro scherzando 07:28 $ 1.12 USD
  Album total 61:47
ComposerSchubert, Franz
FortepianoBrautigam, Ronald

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