Schubert’s Final Sonatas, Part 3
Delve into the special world of Schubert’s pioneering late piano sonatas, which for Shai Wosner are “six great novels, rich with insights into the human condition.”
Sonata in G major, D. 894, Op. 78
("Fantasie") Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960
Shai on Schubert
Peer into the mind of Franz #Schubert with Shai Wosner in his new video series, #ShaiOnSchubert, exploring the composer's last six piano sonatas. First, Shai discusses the dark and pessimistic Sonata in A Minor, D. 845, which he'll perform Friday night as part of "Schubert: The Great Sonatas," his 92nd Street Y series featuring all six sonatas over three evenings (4/13, 5/4, 5/11 @ 9pm). Learn more here: http://bit.ly/Wosner92Y
Pianist Shai Wosner’s latest solo album, Impromptu, on Onyx Classics, features improvisationally inspired works by seven composers.
He performs Schubert’s Four Impromptus, D935; Chopin’s Impromptus, Op. 29, 36, and 51; Beethoven’s Fantasy in G, Op. 77; Liszt’s Impromptu (Nocturne), S191; Dvořák’s Impromptu in D minor, B129; Gershwin’s Impromptu in Two Keys; and Ives’s Improvisations for piano, I and III. Available now from iTunes, Amazon.com, and other music retailers. Video by Yang Bao.
Gershwin Impromptu In Two Keys with Shai Wosner
Shai's latest album, "Impromptu," features Gershwin's quirky Impromptu In Two Keys. Here's a little tribute to the man, the music, and the neighborhood. Video by Yang Bao.
Shai Wosner discusses Schubert's final six sonatas
Bridge to Beethoven
Jennifer Koh and Shai Wosner discuss their upcoming collaboration, 'Bridge to Beethoven' which pairs Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas with new works over four programs. Their project explores the significant impact that Beethoven has had on audiences and artists from various cultural backgrounds. New works have been commissioned from composers Anthony Cheung, Vijay Iyer, and Andrew Norman as companion pieces to specific Beethoven violin sonatas. 'Bridge to Beethoven' also includes performances of Jörg Widmann's 2010 work 'Sommersonate,' which Koh and Wosner performed the US premiere of in 2014.
Shai Wosner & Missy Mazzoli: The Schubert Effect
Pianist Shai Wosner and composer Missy Mazzoli talk about music from their new album which pairs solo piano music by Schubert with works by Ms. Mazzoli.
The recording, released by Onyx, is available now. Mr. Wosner performed music from the recording in two concerts at the 92Y in New York on January 28 and February 1, 2015.
Shai Wosner Talks Schubert
April, 2013. Cal Performances.
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata"
2nd & 3rd movements
March 13, 2010 at 92nd Street Y
Beethoven - Sonata in E-Flat Major Op. 31, No. 3
(Presto Con Fuoco)
Filmed by BBC Radio 3