0046-0 CD

The Koroliov Series Vol. IV

Franz Schubert

Sonata B flat major D 960
Moments Musicaux
Evgeni Koroliov, piano

EAN/barcode: 4009850004608

"... The Sonata is a real catch; it is as if cast in one go. Only few pianists can build up the span of excitement – and maintain it: endure, one might say. It is stretched almost to snapping point and breathless. That is what music sung and played in camera is like: turned inwards, averse to external influences, absolutely calm. And already it darkens and shadows build up; Koroliov dims the light. Moonlight, just right for sleep walkers. Constantly wide awake; suddenly there is cold light on the scene. He avoids any intrusion into barn-dance reminiscence. He understands form and feeling, and has a rare purity of tone. He leaves simple music as it is, whereas others are coquettish with it. Koroliov’s Schubert demands time from the listener." (Stuttgarter Nachrichten) "(...) Koroliov's technical command of the piano is total. (...) He plays Schubert's Schubert, not his. (...) This is major piano playing, and TACET's sonics are of high audiophile quality. Oh yes, and the booklet contains exceptionally good program notes in German, English and French. Highest recommendation!" (InTune)


Werk - Satz
Composition - movement
Oeuvre - mouvement
1Sonata B flat major D 960Molto moderatoFranz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Evgeni Koroliov
2 Andante sostenutoFranz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Evgeni Koroliov
3 Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezzaFranz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Evgeni Koroliov
4 Allegro, ma non troppoFranz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Evgeni Koroliov
5Moments Musicaux1. ModeratoFranz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Evgeni Koroliov
6 2. AndantinoFranz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Evgeni Koroliov
7 3. Allegro moderatoFranz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Evgeni Koroliov
8 4. ModeratoFranz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Evgeni Koroliov
9 5. Allegro vivaceFranz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Evgeni Koroliov
10 AllegrettoFranz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Evgeni Koroliov

total playing time: 71:30

See reviews for this production

In Tune (01/01/1996):

"... Koroliov′s technical command of the piano is total... He plays Schubert′s Schubert, not his... This is major piano playing, and TACET′s sonics are of high audiophile quality. more...

Fanfare (01/01/1996):

"... Koroliov is that rare individual who conveys the sense that he is the conduit for the composer′s ideas, offering a performance of self-effacing musicianship and sensitivity...". more...

Stuttgarter Zeitung (01/01/1996):

"Ein Fixstern leuchtet selbst
Unberührt von den Aufgeregtheiten des Tages zieht Evgeni Koroliov seine Bahn. Für die Medien ist er kein Star am Pianistenhimmel, denen aber, die ihn gehört haben und seine Aufnahmen schätzen, erscheint er in seiner stillen Größe als Fixstern, als ein sehr weit entfernter, selbst leuchtender Himmelskörper also, der da oben festgezurrt zu sein scheint, in Wirklichkeit aber seinen Ort, wenn auch langsam, ändert.
Koroliov ist kein Blender und spielt nicht in der Liga der Selbstdarsteller, zur Vermarktung taugt so einer schlecht. more...