American pianist Jonathan Biss, widely regarded for his artistry and deeply felt interpretations, has won international recognition for his orchestral, recital, and chamber music performances on four continents and for his award-winning recordings. Noted also for his prodigious technique, intriguing programs, and musical intelligence, he performs a diverse repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven, through the Romantics to Janácek and Schoenberg, as well as works by contemporary composers, including commissions from Leon Kirchner, Lewis Spratlan, and this season, Bernard Rands.
Posted: Mar-1-2011
Featured Recording

Track Listing

1. Kurtág Birthday elegy for Judit - for the second finger of her left hand (from Játékok) - 1.42

Schubert Piano Sonata D.840 'Reliquie' - 24.44
2. Moderato
3. Andante

Schubert Piano Sonata D.959 - 39.59
4. Allegro
5. Andantino
6. Scherzo. Allegro vivace - Trio. Un poco più lento 7. Rondo. Allegretto

8. Spoken introduction
9. Hommage a Schubert (from Játékok) - 2.29

For a detailed analysis on the works featured on this CD listen to the Biss Explores Schubert Podcast.

Posted: Sep-29-2009