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Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Piano Sonata D960

Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich (piano)
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Label: Hyperion
Recording details: April 1982
St George the Martyr, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: December 1986
Total duration: 41 minutes 42 seconds

Cover artwork: Carlingford Lough, near Greencastle, County Down.


‘Stephen Kovacevich, then still at the halfway stage in reclaiming his surname, made an excellent performance for Hyperion. That it has been relegated to the Special Archive Service is no fault of the performance or recording, both of which are admirable … among the many virtues of this recording is the fact that the first-movement repeat is taken, extending it to a weighty 20:25, which is appropriate in view of the extent to which the sonata’s emotional tone is established by this movement’ (MusicWeb International)
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