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Osorio, Jorge Federico / Final Thoughts: The Last Piano Works Of Schubert & Brahms
Album:Final Thoughts: The Last Piano Works Of Schubert & Brahms Collection:Classical
Artist:Osorio, Jorge Federico Added:07/2017
Label:Cedille Records 

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Add Date:2017-07-20 Pull Date:2017-09-21 Charts:Classical/Experimental

Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2017-07-16 
These Sonatas of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) are 2 of the 3 he composed in the months of his life. They appear regularly on concert programs and recordings and cry out with rare emotional depth. Each sonata contains a network of inner harmonic and melodic connections bringing together its mvmts. The sonatas convey melancholy (in the slow mvmvts) and joy, wistful humor, power, drama and sweetness. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) greatly admired these sonatas, published 10 years after Schubert’s death. Brahms’ Ops. 116-119, written in 1891-1893, are short, introspective pieces encapsulating his mastery of harmony, counterpoint, melodic variation, rhythmic complexities and relationships between main themes and accompanying figures. Their moods range from melancholic, through lyrical to defiant. Op. 116 No. 4 is sensual, Nos. 3 and 7 passionate. Op. 117 No. 1 is a lullaby. Op. 118 No. 2 is thought by some to be a love song to Clara Schumann (Robert Schumann’s widow), whom Brahms loved throughout his life, while No. 6 breathes pathos. Op. 119 No. 1 is melancholy, No. 3 light and lively, No. 4 defiant and grand.

Track Listing
1.Cd1. Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 20 In A Major, D. 959 - I. Allegro (14:56) 15.Cd2. Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 118 - No. 1. Intermezzo In A Minor (1:56)
2.Piano Sonata No. 20 In A Major, D. 959 - Ii. Andantino (8:08) 16.Klavierstücke, Op. 118 - No. 2. Intermezzo In A Major (5:52)
3.Piano Sonata No. 20 In A Major, D. 959 - Ii. Scherzo (4:56) 17.Klavierstücke, Op. 118 - No. 3. Ballade In G Minor (3:23)
4.Piano Sonata No. 20 In A Major, D. 959 - Iv. Rondo: Allegretto (11:28) 18.Klavierstücke, Op. 118 - No. 4. Intermezzo In F Minor (2:30)
5.Brahms: Fantasies, Op. 116 - No. 1. Capriccio In D Minor (2:22) 19.Klavierstücke, Op. 118 - No. 5. Romanze In F Major (4:09)
6.Fantasies, Op. 116 - No. 2. Intermezzo In A Minor (3:21) 20.Klavierstücke, Op. 118 - No. 6. Intermezzo In E-Flat Minor (5:10)
7.Fantasies, Op. 116 - No. 3. Capriccio In G Minor (3:01) 21.Klavierstücke, Op. 119 - No. 1. Intermezzo In B Minor (3:54)
8.Fantasies, Op. 116 - No. 4. Intermezzo In E Major (4;33) 22.Klavierstücke, Op. 119 - No. 2. Intermezzo In E Minor (4;42)
9.Fantasies, Op. 116 - No. 5. Intermezzo In E Minor (3:18) 23.Klavierstücke, Op. 119 - No. 3. Intermezzo In C Major (1:51)
10.Fantasies, Op. 116 - No. 6. Intermezzo In E Major (3:00) 24.Klavierstücke, Op. 119 - No. 4. Rhapsody In E-Flat Major (4:38)
11.Fantasies, Op. 116 - No. 7. Capriccio In D Minor (2:23) 25.Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 In B-Flat Major, D. 960 - I. Molto Moderato (19:08
12.Intermezzi, Op. 117 - No. 1 In E-Flat Major (4:57) 26.Piano Sonata No. 21 In B-Flat Major, D. 960 - Ii. Andante Sostenuto (10:14)
13.Intermezzi, Op. 117 - No. 2 In B-Flat Minor (4:38) 27.Piano Sonata No. 21 In B-Flat Major, D. 960 - Iii. Scherzo: (3:58)
14.Intermezzi, Op. 117 - No. 3 In C-Sharp Minor (5:59) 28.Allegro Vivace Con Delicatezza (4:01)
 29.Piano Sonata No. 21 In B-Flat Major, D. 960 - Iv. Allegro Ma Non Troppo (7:53)