Barry Douglas – Schubert – Works for Solo Piano, Volume 5 [Chandos]

The latest instalment of Barry Douglas’s Schubert survey includes the A-minor Piano Sonata D784. It’s a compelling reading, the opening movement (Allegro giusto) soulful, funereal-drums suggested, with dramatic dynamic contrasts and emotional upheavals, countered by a lyrical beauty and Douglas’s sensitive touch. This rendition paints pictures – footsteps in the snow – and conjures soundalikes … Continue reading Barry Douglas – Schubert – Works for Solo Piano, Volume 5 [Chandos]