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Schnabel: Complete Works for Solo Piano

Jenny Lin

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The great Beethoven interpreter Artur Schnabel, like many of his pianistic predecessors but few of his successors, was also a composer. He wrote music in many genres, including three symphonies. His string quartets have been recorded from time to time, but this may be the first survey of his piano music. Pianist Jenny Lin does well to identify this lacuna, for arguably Schnabel's piano music reflects his personality as a performer better than does his music in other genres. It has a combination of down-to-earth rhythmic sense, seeming spontaneity (aptly described by annotator James Irsay as "a spontaneity that was the result of long and meticulous planning"), and considerable complexity of thought. The works span Schnabel's life: from his teenage years in the Three Fantasy Pieces of 1898 to the Seven Piano Pieces of 1947, four years before Schnabel's death. Naturally enough, they range from late Romantic styles at the beginning to near 12-tone music (his procedures are never strict) in the later works; the Seven Piano Pieces are miniatures that show the influence of Webern. The music is much better than might be indicated by the comment of Toscanini when he met Schnabel: "Are you really the same Schnabel who wrote that horrible music I heard ten years ago in Venice?" It may not be quite on the level Irsay's cheerleading would indicate (contemporary reviewers, who certainly knew their Schoenberg, were mixed), but it is attractively evocative. Sample the five-movement Dance Suite, which, although quite dissonant, convincingly depicts a developing romance between two of Schnabel's (eventually married) friends. The central waltz spills over its boundaries and goes on for 14 and a half minutes as it embodies the point where things really got cooking. Lin is a fine pianist technically, and she grasps the thread of personality connecting these works. With beautiful sound from Steinway Hall in New York, this is a recommended release, especially for Schnabel fans.
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3 Fantasy Pieces (Artur Schnabel)

1
No. 1, Capriccio "Diabolique"
00:03:21

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

2
No. 2, Rêverie "Douce tristesse"
00:05:17

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

3
No. 3, Valse mignonne
00:02:44

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

3 Piano Pieces, Op. 15 (Artur Schnabel)

4
No. 1, Rhapsodie
00:06:52

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

5
No. 2, Nachtbild
00:08:48

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

6
No. 3a, Walzer. Sehr lebhaft
00:00:43

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

7
No. 3b, Walzer. Nicht zu rasch
00:01:42

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

8
No. 3c, Walzer. Nicht rasch
00:01:22

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

9
No. 3d, Walzer. Mit großem Schwung, sehr flottes Walzertempo
00:03:50

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

Dance Suite (Artur Schnabel)

10
I. Foxtrot (Encounter)
00:03:11

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

11
II. First Pause (Wooing)
00:03:57

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

12
III. Waltz (Contact)
00:14:36

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

13
IV. Second Pause (Floating)
00:05:09

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

14
V. Towards Tomorrow (Affirmation)
00:04:43

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

DISC 2

Piano Sonata (Artur Schnabel)

1
I. Passionate, Intense & Very Resolute - Very Free, Not Fast at All, Always Rather Restrained, but Still Melodious
00:02:47

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

2
II. Extremely Tender & Simple - Very Quiet, Soft, Sweetly Lost in Thought, Altogether Free
00:03:34

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

3
III. Cheerful, Impish, Cheeky, Somewhat Obstinate
00:03:25

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

4
IV. Very Slow, Dreamily, Immersed in Contemplation, Unearthly
00:08:56

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

5
V. Fiery, Bold, Unrelenting, but Also Without Haste or Excitement, Very Robust
00:10:21

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

Piece in 7 Movements (Artur Schnabel)

6
I. Moderato e semplice
00:01:01

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

7
II. Vivace un poco resoluto - III. Allegretto piacevole
00:03:44

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

8
IV. Allegretto agitato
00:09:09

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

9
V. Vivacissimo
00:03:05

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

10
VI. Adagio
00:08:30

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

11
VII. Moderato e semplice
00:01:36

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

7 Piano Pieces (Artur Schnabel)

12
No. 1, Largo
00:01:40

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

13
No. 2, Allegretto
00:00:54

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

14
No. 3, Andantino
00:01:54

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

15
No. 4, Agitato, vivace
00:01:16

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

16
No. 5, Lento
00:02:32

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

17
No. 6, Vivace
00:01:11

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

18
No. 7, Epilogue. Comodo allegretto sereno
00:02:39

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

4 Waltzes from Old Vienna (Artur Schnabel)

19
No. 1 (After J. Strauss' Opp. 258 & 44)
00:01:07

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

20
No. 2 (After J. Strauss' Op. 277)
00:01:36

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

21
No. 3 (After J. Strauss' Op. 96)
00:01:25

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

22
No. 4 (After J. Strauss' Opp. 277 & 71)
00:01:50

Artur Schnabel, Composer - Jenny Lin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Steinway and Sons (P) 2019 Steinway and Sons

Album Description

The great Beethoven interpreter Artur Schnabel, like many of his pianistic predecessors but few of his successors, was also a composer. He wrote music in many genres, including three symphonies. His string quartets have been recorded from time to time, but this may be the first survey of his piano music. Pianist Jenny Lin does well to identify this lacuna, for arguably Schnabel's piano music reflects his personality as a performer better than does his music in other genres. It has a combination of down-to-earth rhythmic sense, seeming spontaneity (aptly described by annotator James Irsay as "a spontaneity that was the result of long and meticulous planning"), and considerable complexity of thought. The works span Schnabel's life: from his teenage years in the Three Fantasy Pieces of 1898 to the Seven Piano Pieces of 1947, four years before Schnabel's death. Naturally enough, they range from late Romantic styles at the beginning to near 12-tone music (his procedures are never strict) in the later works; the Seven Piano Pieces are miniatures that show the influence of Webern. The music is much better than might be indicated by the comment of Toscanini when he met Schnabel: "Are you really the same Schnabel who wrote that horrible music I heard ten years ago in Venice?" It may not be quite on the level Irsay's cheerleading would indicate (contemporary reviewers, who certainly knew their Schoenberg, were mixed), but it is attractively evocative. Sample the five-movement Dance Suite, which, although quite dissonant, convincingly depicts a developing romance between two of Schnabel's (eventually married) friends. The central waltz spills over its boundaries and goes on for 14 and a half minutes as it embodies the point where things really got cooking. Lin is a fine pianist technically, and she grasps the thread of personality connecting these works. With beautiful sound from Steinway Hall in New York, this is a recommended release, especially for Schnabel fans.
© TiVo

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