Schubert and his Circle

Catalogue No: TOCC0065
EAN/UPC: 5060113440655
Release Date: 2007-08-20
Composer: Franz Schubert
Artists: Todd Crow

Schubert left more unfinished works than any other composer: his brain moved faster than his pen. Most of these fragments are piano scores, some of them of substantial size. Brian Newbould, whose completions of Schubert’s unfinished symphonies have attracted universal praise, here turns his attention to the expansive C major Sonata of 1825, of which Schubert completed the first two movements and left the other two unfinished. Professor Newbould’s work adds an unsuspected masterpiece to the great sonatas that crown Schubert’s piano career. The other pieces on this CD attest to his close friendship with the brothers Anselm and Josef Hüttenbrenner, themselves accomplished composers.

Todd Crow, piano

3 reviews for Schubert and his Circle

  1. :

    ‘While this release will be leapt upon by Schubert scholars the world over for Brian Newbould’s completion of Schubert’s D840 Sonata, my initial response was one of delight in both the quality of the playing and that of the recording.’

    —Dominy Clements, MusicWeb International

  2. :

    ‘A Superb Performance’

    —Patric Standford, Music & Vision

  3. :

    ‘Toccata Classics’ Schubert and his Circle is reflective of good, solid Schubert scholarship; is well played by Crow; and will be embraced by those who are actively involved in the mystery of Schubert.’

    —Uncle Dave Lewis, AllMusic

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