The start of a journey through the piano music of Franz Schubert – the project aims to recapture the spontaneity and variety of the original Schubertreise series at London's Southbank Centre.
A particularly wide ranging recital album, including the recording debut of 'cellist Joy Lisney.
The complete works for violin and piano.
"Sunny and warm as Fritz Kreisler, thoughtful as Joseph Szigeti, and, where appropriate, intense as Francescatti, Paul Barritt reveals a fourth dimension in Beethoven's works. His partnership with James Lisney seems just about ideal..."
"A most satisfying set, then – a Beethoven Cello Sonata cycle among the most rewarding on disc, impressive in its energetic transformation of the notes from the page and infectious in the obvious enjoyment shown by both musicians...."
"I have nothing but praise for James Lisney's piano playing; he combines velvet touch and wide range of colour with complete understanding of phrasing and dynamic shading."