Format: COMPACT DISC
Schubert: Architect by pianist Mathieu Gaudet is the eighth volume from his remarkable collection The Complete Sonatas and Major Works for Piano of the great Austrian composer Franz Schubert. Schubert revered Beethoven and regarded his piano sonatas, string quartets, and symphonies as models of coherently elaborated architecture, harmonious works with affirmed individuality. This album features the great Sonata in C minor, D. 958 that reminds us of Beethoven. There is the ardent, tragic tone, deployed by the Bonn master in his great masterpieces. The whole work exudes fervour and heroism. Its slow movement is at once exquisitely tender and dramatic, and its first and fourth, especially, display peerless compositional virtuosity.