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Discussion: Schubert: Piano Works - Christian Zacharias

Posts: 6

Post by terence April 7, 2007 (1 of 6)
For fans of Schubert and of outstanding piano sound, this is a notable release. See review just posted.

Post by Sigfred April 7, 2007 (2 of 6)
> I listened in 5.1 multichannel and found the piano tone among the very best and most natural I've heard, extremely realistic.

Now I am confused: is the listing of surround as 2+2+2 wrong?

Edit: Better wording.

Post by terence April 7, 2007 (3 of 6)
Sigfred said:

> I listened in 5.1 multichannel and found the piano tone among the very best and most natural I've heard, extremely realistic.

Now I am confused: is the listing of surround as 2+2+2 wrong?

Edit: Better wording.

no, the listing is fine. but the 2+2+2 discs will default to 5.1 on conventional SACD players not specifically set up for 2+2+2 replay. that's how it plays on mine.

Post by wehecht April 7, 2007 (4 of 6)
I am a great admirer of Mr. Zacharias, and presently have this disc on order. The review indicates that this is the debut of D 959 on SACD. Not quite so. Cybele 140.402 with Thomas Gunther playing a period piano, a Streicher from 1848, has been around for a while and is reviewed elsewhere on this site. Guther's performance is wonderful, though of course the piano sound is quite different. I'm sure I'll be happy to have them both.

Post by terence April 8, 2007 (5 of 6)
thanks for the correction wehecht. hadn't spotted that!

Post by brenda April 8, 2007 (6 of 6)
Terence, older than the Cybele (I think) is a m/c sacd from Audite, artist Hawamura. It was produced in 2004 and has been listed on this site ever since (and reviewed by PollyN). Ms Kawamura isn't Kempff or Arrau but she's a fine pianist nonetheless, especially in the Schumann op. 26 which accompanies the Schubert. As PollyNomial indicated in his review, the Schubert performance is immature and lacklustre and I'm sure that the Zach. performance will be better, but I do recommend Ms K's Schumann. The disc can usually be found discounted through amazon sellers. Audite 92.512SACD. Cheers, Brenda

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