Schubert - Impromptus Nos 1 and 3, Op 90
with Stephen Kovacevich
Stephen Kovacevich's international reputation as a pianist has been built both on his concert appearances, renowned for their thoughtfulness and creative intensity, and on the highly acclaimed recordings he has made throughout his career. He is considered as one of the most searching interpreters of the core classical repertoire and he has won great admiration for his recordings of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Chopin.
In this masterclass he works with a student on Schubert's Impromptus Nos 1 and 3 from Op 90.
Author of an anthology of Schubert's works for piano, Kovacevich knows his topic and gives a performance of the two impromptus, written by the Austrian composer who had composed the two series in 1827. This choice is not innocent since they form a ring inside which the third one extends the first one's meditation.
In partnership with The Masterclass Media Foundation Archives, which provides a valuable educational resource in order to perpetuate musical passion and knowledge from one generation to another. [MMF029]