Genuin GE 2251
Schubert: Piano Sonata in B flat major, D 960; Drei Klavierstücke, D 946 – Paul Badura-Skoda
Even at a very advanced age, the great pianist Paul Badura-Skoda is always good for a surprise: this new download from Genuin is one of his most unusual recordings and one of the most daring tonal experiments heard in recent years. Schubert’s wonderful final sonata, the B flat major, has been recorded by Badura-Skoda, but not just once: it is heard on three different instruments in interpretations which could not be more distinctive from one another: on an 1826 Graf fortepiano (from when the work was composed), a 1923 Bösendorfer, and a 2004 Steinway grand. It is a fascinating music experience which will be cherished by all lovers of the piano in general, and of Schubert, in particular.