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A SURE HAND

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Beate Toyka plays Schubert's last piano sonata,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

Schubert's last piano sonata, in B flat, D 960, embraces so much of his emotional world's ambivalence. Beate Toyka's performance, as part of Derby Cathedral's lunchtime concert series (Derby, UK, 16 June 2017), reflected the ambivalence without making unduly heavy weather of the darker moments.

The first movement emerged quietly purposeful, but also uneasy, with the rumbling bass trills allowed to bring just enough of an edgy, unsettled feel...

Copyright © 27 June 2017 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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BEATE TOYKA

FRANZ SCHUBERT

PIANO MUSIC

DERBY CATHEDRAL

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

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