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Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 20, D. 959 - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition



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Although these two masterpieces are of differing styles - the Schubert (1828) being a 4 movement sonata in the Viennese classical tradition and the Mussorgsky (1874) a sequence of 15 short sections in a deliberately Russian idiom that rejects western European influence, there are parallels between them. Neither was published until after their composer’s death, the sonata in 1838 and Pictures in 1931, though an edited version by Rimsky-Korsakov had appeared in 1886. Neither work received real appreciation and understanding until the 20th century. Daniel Hill comments: “My criteria for selecting repertoire to record was twofold: firstly, that I would be playing music for which I held a deep respect, passion and conviction; and secondly, that they were pieces for which I felt I may be able to do some justice. “Both works, though largely disparate in nature, represent a kind of journey: in the vivid experience of Mussorgsky’s Pictures, this is somewhat overtly so; Schubert, on the other hand, takes us into a profoundly intimate and, at times, transcendental realm. “My hope in making this disc is that I may have found some of that elusive and precious connection between interpreter and composition.”
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Item number WHR042
Barcode 739340481353
Release date 7/21/2017
Category Classical Music
Label WILLOWHAYNE RECORDS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Hill, Daniel
Disc: 1
Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 95900:39:00
1 Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959: I. Allegro 00:16:49 Hill, Daniel
2 Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959: II. Andant 00:08:33 Hill, Daniel
3 Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959: III. Scher 00:05:33 Hill, Daniel
4 Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959: IV. Rondo. 00:12:39 Hill, Daniel
Pictures at an Exhibition00:28:09
5 Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade I 00:01:10 Hill, Daniel
6 Pictures at an Exhibition: I. Gnomus 00:02:26 Hill, Daniel
7 Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade II 00:00:47 Hill, Daniel
8 Pictures at an Exhibition: II. Il vecchio castello 00:04:18 Hill, Daniel
9 Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade III 00:00:25 Hill, Daniel
10 Pictures at an Exhibition: III. Tuileries (Dispute 00:01:03 Hill, Daniel
11 Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Bydlo 00:02:31 Hill, Daniel
12 Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade IV 00:00:44 Hill, Daniel
13 Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Ballet of the Unhatc 00:01:16 Hill, Daniel
14 Pictures at an Exhibition: VI. Samuel Goldenberg a 00:02:08 Hill, Daniel
15 Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade V 00:01:07 Hill, Daniel
16 Pictures at an Exhibition: VII. Limoges, le marché 00:01:30 Hill, Daniel
17 Pictures at an Exhibition: VIIIa. Catacombæ (Sepul 00:01:47 Hill, Daniel
18 Pictures at an Exhibition: VIIIb. Con mortuis in l 00:01:36 Hill, Daniel
19 Pictures at an Exhibition: IX. The Hut on Fowl's L 00:03:11 Hill, Daniel
20 Pictures at an Exhibition: X. The Great Gate of Ki 00:04:35 Hill, Daniel
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