Franz Schubert Piano Sonatas Volume 3
Schubert has been described as the last 'classical' and as the first 'romantic' composer, but it is really impossible to pin a meaningful label on him. He was and still is a very special case, a lonely figure in musical history, a dreamer who brought into music a degree of intimacy, despair, hope and disappointment previously unknown. Schubert was a sincere, shy (not to be confused with lack of confidence in himself as an artist) and vulnerable man and his personality is clearly reflected in his music. Vladimir Feltsman
"Feltsman gives subtle readings that play off these shadings of mood and expression, and his use of rubato and fluid dynamics keep the music suspended in a state of tension and emotional ambiguity. Nimbus offers clean sound and natural resonance, so the music is crisply detailed with a pleasant background ambience."
…The present CD maintains the high standards of the other issues and illustrates Feltsman's abilities and also, a style individual and illustrative of a lifetime's thought over these and other key works in the piano soloist's repertoire. It's possible that it may not appeal to everyone but it certainly does to me.