Schubert: The Complete Impromptus – Gerardo Teissonnière

October 11, 2023, 9:00 am

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Following his acclaimed solo debut album of the late sonatas of Beethoven, pianist Gerardo Teissonnière brings his “crystalline sound, formidable technique, and exquisite musical taste” (Cleveland Classical) to the complete Impromptus of Schubert, out on the Steinway & Sons label. Schubert’s Impromptus, D 899 and D 935, comprise two sets of four pieces each written in the last year and a half of the composer’s short life. “Franz Schubert has occupied a very special place in my heart since I first became acquainted with his chamber music and piano works,” says Teissonnière. “He has been my great friend ever since, and my love for his music only grew in scope after my studies with two disciples of his great champion and interpreter, Artur Schnabel. The Impromptus are an exemplary and important cornerstone of the entire piano literature, and a natural choice after my album of the Beethoven sonatas.”