WILHELM BACKHAUS PLAYS SCHUBERT & BEETHOVEN
His concert begins with Schubert’s Impromptu No.3 in B flat major from the D.935 set. There is such facility and tonal lustre here, and a dappled, songful lightness propelled by the deftest of left hand rhythms...In the great acres of the Hammerklavier, one finds Backhaus as committed and sagacious as ever...
This is a distinguished release, extremely well recorded, and well documented.
Wilhelm Backhaus plays Schubert & Beethoven
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D935
Schubert: Impromptu in A flat major, D935 No. 2
Schubert: Impromptu in B flat major, D935 No. 3
Schubert: Impromptu in F Minor, D935 No. 1
Schubert: Impromptu in F minor, D935, No. 4
Beethovenhalle, Bonn, 24 September 1959
Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)