Schubert (Digital Only) – Volume 8

“In a word I feel myself the most unhappy and wretched creature in the world. Imagine a man whose health will never
be right again, and who in sheer despair over this ever makes things worse and worse instead of better …but I have tried
my hand at several instrumental things … in fact, I intend to pave the way towards a grand symphony in this manner.”

These extracts from a letter of 1824 epitomise to me the paradox of Schubert, the manic-depressive composer. On the
one hand his music has that world-weary element of profound grief – ‘the most wretched creature in the world’ – and
on the other a life-affirming exuberance bordering on the manic that characterises the Wanderer-Fantasie and parts of
the D major sonata D.850.

Here, Llyr Williams plays a collection of Schubert solo piano works across a series of releases, once again showing why
he is one of the most diverse and extraordinary pianists performing today.

SKU: SIGCD838

Llŷr Williams Piano


Release date: 26/06/2020

Catalogue number: SIGCD838

Barcode: 635212083826

1. Das Wandern, S. 565 No. 1 (after Schubert Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 No. 1)
2. Der Műller und der Bach, S. 565 No. 2 (after Schubert Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 No. 19)
3. Erlkönig, S. 558 No. 4 (after Schubert D. 328)
4. Frűhlingsglaube, S. 558 No. 7 (after Schubert D. 686)
5. Die Forelle, S. 563 No. 6 OR S. 564 (after Schubert D. 550)
6. Ständchen, S. 560 No. 7 (after Schubert Schwanengesang, D. 957 No. 4)
7. Liebesbotschaft, S. 560 No. 10 (after Schubert Schwanengesang, D. 957 No. 1)
8. Aufenthalt, S. 560 No. 3 (after Schubert Schwanengesang, D. 957 No. 5)
9. In der Ferne, S. 560 No. 6 (after Schubert Schwanengesang, D. 957 No. 6)
10. Litaney auf das Fest aller Seelen, S. 562 No. 1 (after Schubert D. 343)
11. Ständchen, S. 558 No. 9 (after Schubert D. 889)
12. Die Post, S. 561 No. 4 (after Schubert Wintereisse, D. 911 No. 13)
13. Der Lindenbaum, S. 561 No. 7 (after Schubert Wintereisse, D. 911 No. 5)
14. Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S. 558 No. 2 (after Schubert D. 774)
15. Du bist die Ruh, S. 558 No. 3 (after Schubert D. 776)
16. Ave Maria, S. 558 No. 12 (after Schubert D. 839)

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