RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883): Piano Sonatas in B, Op. 1 and in A, Op. 4, 7 Kompositionen zu Goethes Faust, WWV 15.
Catalogue Number: 09P035
Reference: 777 800-2
Description: Wagner's youthful sonatas are basically a contest with the late Beethoven sonatas and have appeared recently in these pages on Brilliant Classics as part of his complete piano music. We offer this release both for the period piano used and for the even earlier Faust songs, a 14-minute set written in 1831 apparently for his sister who was playing Gretchen on stage at the time. German-English texts. Magdalena Hinterdobler (soprano), Mauro Peter (tenor), Peter Schöne (bass), Male Double Quartet of the Madrigal Choir of the Munich Hochschüle für Musik und Theater, Tobias Koch (1852 Steingraeber fortepiano).