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Seong-Jin Cho – The Wanderer (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Seong-Jin Cho – The Wanderer (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:05 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

The current trend is to give a generic title to classic albums. Here, “Der Wanderer” is obviously the title of Schubert’s Fantasy, but it is above all the very symbol of German Romanticism in its tireless and almost metaphysical quest for inner peace through poetry and nature. One may well wonder whether the Berg and Liszt sonatas really fit such a description.

The young Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho’s program goes further than this simple title by his desire to unite the Wanderer Fantasy with Lizst, who composed an arrangement for piano and orchestra, and with Berg, whose expressive language resides in the wake of Schubert. For his fourth Deutsche Grammophon recording, Seong-Jin Cho confirms his stature and the maturity for his age is astonishing, allowing him to express the quintessence of works which have never been immediately accessible. He knows how to combine grandeur and construction through a flawless technique that never replaces expression. – François Hudry


Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828): Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15, D. 760 “Wanderer”:

1. Seong-Jin Cho – 1. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
2. Seong-Jin Cho – 2. Adagio
3. Seong-Jin Cho – 3. Presto
4. Seong-Jin Cho – 4. Allegro

Alban Berg (1885 – 1935): Piano Sonata, Op. 1:

5. Seong-Jin Cho – a. Mäßig bewegt – Langsamer als Tempo I – Viel langsamer
6. Seong-Jin Cho – b. Langsamer als Tempo I
7. Seong-Jin Cho – c. Langsameres Tempo
8. Seong-Jin Cho – d. Langsames Tempo – Quasi Adagio

Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886): Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178:

9. Seong-Jin Cho – a. Lento assai
10. Seong-Jin Cho – b. Allegro energico
11. Seong-Jin Cho – c. Grandioso
12. Seong-Jin Cho – d. Cantando espressivo
13. Seong-Jin Cho – e. Incalzando
14. Seong-Jin Cho – f. Recitativo
15. Seong-Jin Cho – g. Andante sostenuto
16. Seong-Jin Cho – h. Quasi Adagio
17. Seong-Jin Cho – i. Allegro energico
18. Seong-Jin Cho – j. Piu mosso
19. Seong-Jin Cho – k. Cantando espressivo senza slentare – Stretta quasi presto
20. Seong-Jin Cho – l. Presto – Prestissimo
21. Seong-Jin Cho – m. Andante sostenuto
22. Seong-Jin Cho – n. Allegro moderato
23. Seong-Jin Cho – o. Lento assai


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