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Elisabeth Leonskaja

Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 9:32pm

Schubert Piano Sonata in F minor D625 25’
Piano Sonata in C major D840 “Reliquie” 29’
Piano Sonata in A minor D845 37’

The later piano music of Schubert, offers unparalleled vistas onto the composer’s emotional landscapes. This is music of a seemingly endless variety of moods and colours, light and shade; exultant, turbulent, reflective, from whispered songs without words to dizzying dances. They are an enthralling journey, and one of today’s most celebrated Schubertians Elisabeth Leonskaja is an ideal guide. Steeped in this music, she sculpts a world of piano colour and retraces each contour to uncover their emotional core.

Photo by Marco Borg