SCHUBERT Moments Musicaux. Piano Sonata No 20

Shai Wosner

By Harriet Smith 

Shai Wosner muses in his booklet essay on the notion of Schubert and time, observing that often the composer’s short pieces imply a broader dimension than their span suggests: ‘like looking at the horizon through the window of a small room’. You certainly sense that in Wosner’s reading of the Moments musicaux, which are given time to breathe and reflect. In some I might have expected a degree more playfulness (No 3, for instance, where Lupu enthrals) but Wosner’s interpretations draw you ineluctably into his own vision.


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