Schubert: Unfinished Sonatas - Finnissy - Widmann
Label: OEHMS CLASSICS
Catalog: OC 1712
Format: COMPACT DISC
Schubert’s early death left us with an enormous amount of unfinished and fragmentary pieces, many of which are masterpieces. His piano sonatas are an unusual case –comprising eleven completed sonatas, ten fragmentary ones and four other fragmentary movements. Two of these fragmentary sonatas are juxtaposed in this program: the mysterious early fragment in F sharp minor D 571 and the epic Sonata in C major D 840 Reliquie, followed by Michael Finnissy’s new Vervollständigung von Schuberts D 840, commissioned and premiered by Yehuda Inbar in May 2017, and receiving its premiere recording on this release. The album culminates with Jörg Widmann’s Idyll und Abgrund: Six Schubert Reminiscences for Piano.