FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828): Rarities and Short Piano Works - 2 Scherzi, D. 593, Fantasy in C Minor, Allegro in E, Fantasy (fragment), Marches in E and in B Minor, Piano Pieces in C* and in C Minor (sketches), Overture to Alfonso und Estrella, Fugues in D Minor, C, G and D Minor, Fugue fragments in C*, F*, E Minor* and E Minor*, Fugal Sketches in B Flat (selection).* * - First Recordings.

Catalogue Number: 09X026

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.574134

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: 9:28 of Schubert first recordings! Who’d have thunk it? Among Schubert’s compositions are rare and overlooked works for solo piano that reflect staging posts of his short compositional life. As a boy he had studied with Salieri who almost certainly encouraged him to explore contrapuntal techniques in 1812 – the fugues and fugal expositions he wrote are testament to his secure grounding in the form. Schubert’s admiration for Mozart is clear in the Fantasy in C minor of 1811, while the substantial Two Scherzi (1817) show early mastery. Also included is the 1815 Allegro in E major, Schubert’s first, unfinished attempt at a piano sonata. Wojciech Waleczek (piano).

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