Rudolf Kolisch was artist in residence at the University of Madison since 1946, when the pianist Paul Badura-Skoda was invited in 1966 as a guest professor. Both of them are of Viennese origin and became friends during this time. Their common interest were questions of history and esthetics of musical interpretation. Thus, this performance of Schubert sonatas proves the insight of two Viennese musicians within their very special tradition.
archiphon gratefully acknowledges the support given for this issue by Prof. Badura-Skoda and the University of Madison, Wisconsin.