Gal / Haydn / Mozart / Schubert - Austrian Connection
Briggs, Sarah Beth - Piano
Much lauded for her interpretations of Hans Gál’s concerto and chamber music works, Sarah Beth Briggs presents the composer’s beguiling Three Preludes alongside well-loved works by three of his greatest Austrian forebears – Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schubert. Following meticulous examination of the original scores, Briggs sensitively translates the authentic character of each work to the resources of a modern piano with revelatory results. critical acclaim for Sarah Beth Briggs “A beautifully performed world premiere recording… I cannot imagine it receiving a more convincing account than the one given here.” – BBC Music Magazine (on Hans Gál’s Piano Concerto, AV 2358) “The playing throughout is simply exquisite. Recommended with all possible enthusiasm.” – Gramophone Editor’s Choice (on Hans Gál’s Piano Trio in E with the Briggs Piano Trio, AV 2390) “81 minutes of pianistic Heaven. – International Piano, ***** (on Schumann Papillons, Kinderszenen; Brahms Opp. 117, 118, AV 2398) summary On The Austrian Connection, pianist Sarah Beth Briggs traces an arc through three decades of compositional tradition from Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schubert through to Hans Gál.
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