Schubert: Impromptus; Klavierstücke; Moments musicaux
Jörg Demus
Label
Deutsche Grammophon
Catalogue No.
4840777
Barcode
00028948407774
Format
2-CD
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FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)

CD 1
1–4  Impromptus, D.899 (Op. 90)
5–10   Moments musicaux, D. 780 (Op. 94)

CD 2
1–4 Impromptus, D.935 (Op. 142)
5–7 Klavierstücke, D.946

Jörg Demus, piano

FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Track previews
4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D.899: No. 1 in C Minor: Allegro molto moderato
6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94 D.780: No. 6 in A-Flat (Allegretto)
3 Klavierstücke, D.946: No. 2 in E-Flat (Allegretto)
3 Klavierstücke, D.946: No. 1 in E-Flat Minor (Allegro assai)
4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D.935: No. 4 in F Minor: Allegro scherzando
4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D.935: No. 3 in B-Flat: Theme (Andante) with Variations
4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D.935: No. 2 in A-Flat: Allegretto
4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D.935: No. 1 in F Minor: Allegro moderato
6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94 D.780: No. 5 in F Minor (Allegro vivace)
4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D.899: No. 2 in E-Flat: Allegro
6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94 D.780: No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor (Moderato)
6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94 D.780: No. 3 in F Minor (Allegro moderato)
6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94 D.780: No. 2 in A-Flat (Andantino)
6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94 D.780: No. 1 in C (Moderato)
4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D.899: No. 4 in A-Flat: Allegretto
4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D.899: No. 3 in G-Flat: Andante
3 Klavierstücke, D.946: No. 3 in C (Allegro)
Recording information

Recording Producer: Karl-Heinz Schneider (Impromptus, D.899; Moments musicaux)
Balance Engineer: Heinz Wildhagen (Impromptus, D.899; Moments musicaux)
Recording Location: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany, 15–22 April 1958
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Deutsche Grammophon LP Releases: 136007 (Impromptus, D.899; Moments musicaux); 136008 (Impromptus, D.935; Klavierstücke)

Reviews

‘I personally prefer his playing of Schubert to Gieseking’s. He senses the bigness of the C minor impromptu and the lyricism of the G flat, he glitters in the G flat and he plays the simple ones with delightful simplicity … The famous B flat Impromptu is for once played at the speed Schubert asks for … and the effect is enchanting.’ Gramophone, June 1959

‘None of this music attempts to be monumental. This, however, in no way lessens its charm. Demus seems to have genuine affinity for these masterpieces of Schubertian lyricism, and very pleasant listening is the result.’ Stereo Review, June 1959