About the album
A wonderful selection of Dances for piano by Schubert, works he originally conceived for his circle of friends who gathered for the so-called "Schubertiads". This program shows Schubert as the grand master of the smaller musical forms, for which he was already famous during his lifetime. This is essential repertory of Schubert, but difficult, if not impossible, to find on recordings.
Trudelies Leonhardt (yes, she is Gustav Leonhardt's sister!) brings all the simple charms and beauties of this music to life with authoritative performances of these works on a beautiful original Viennese fortepiano, built around 1815 by Benignus Seidner and re- stored to its full glory in 1987.
11Minuet In a Minor, D. 277a
12Andante In a Major, D. 604
1312 Waltzes, D. 145
14Scherzo In D Flat Major, D. 593 No. 2
1512 Ecossaises, D. 299
16Adagio In e Major, D. 612
17Minuet In a Major, D. 334
188 Ecossaises, D. 529
19Scherzo In B Flat Major, D. 593 No. 1
11016 Ländler, D. 734 (Wiener Damen-Ländler)