Schubert - Maria Joćo Pires (piano)
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  1. Piano Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D. 845 (Op. 42)
  2. Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D. 960
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The great Portuguese pianist Maria Joćo Pires has issued some career-defining albums in the first years of the 21st century, and this 2013 album, covering perhaps Franz Schubert's two most ambitious sonatas, is certainly among them. It's a challenging yet sensuous performance with enough in it to reward many multiple hearings. The two sonatas are treated somewhat differently, but both readings find a midpoint between the big old-fashioned concert-hall Schubert and newer readings, often on historical instruments, that ...

Schubert 2013, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947781073