Schubert

Jonathan Biss

  • Total Time: 68 minutes
  • Cat. Number: WHLIVE0030

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Jonathan Biss is already established as a recording artist with prizewinning Schumann and Beethoven recitals for EMI Classics. He was the first American to become a BBC New Generation Artist (2002-4) and among his many career awards are an Avery Fisher Career Grant, support from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival’s Leonard Bernstein Award.

In addition to UK appearances with the BBC Symphony and BBC Philharmonic, he has twice appeared in the Southbank Centre’s International Piano Series and at Wigmore Hall in 2008 gave a series of recitals as part of a trio with Midori and Johannes Moser.

At his Wigmore Hall recital in May 2009, Jonathan Biss chose to preface two of Schubert’s piano sonatas with five studies from the collection Játékok (Games) by the contemporary Hungarian composer György Kurtág, who had been the subject of an 80th-birthday tribute series at the Hall in Autumn 2006.

Track Listing

György Kurtág (b.1926)

Játékok

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Piano Sonata in C major D840
Piano Sonata in A major D959
Piano Sonata in C minor D958

György Kurtág

Játékok

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