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Disc 1:

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listen  1. Rondo In C, Op.51, No.1Radu Lupu 5:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Rondo In G, Op.51, No.2Radu Lupu 9:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. 32 Piano Variations In C Minor On An Original Theme, WoO 80Radu Lupu11:12Album Only
listen  4. Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37 - 1. Allegro Con BrioLawrence Foster and London Symphony Orchestra and Radu Lupu16:55Album Only
listen  5. Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37 - 2. LargoLawrence Foster and London Symphony Orchestra and Radu Lupu10:21Album Only
listen  6. Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)Lawrence Foster and London Symphony Orchestra and Radu Lupu 8:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Piano Sonata No.19 In G Minor, Op.49 No.1 - 1. AndanteRadu Lupu 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Piano Sonata No.19 In G Minor, Op.49 No.1 - 2. Rondo (Allegro)Radu Lupu 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Piano Sonata No.20 In G, Op.49 No.2 - 1. Allegro Ma Non TroppoRadu Lupu 4:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Piano Sonata No.20 In G, Op.49 No.2 - 2. Tempo Di MenuettoRadu Lupu 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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listen  1. Piano Sonata No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 - ''Moonlight'' - 1. Adagio SostenutoRadu Lupu 7:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Piano Sonata No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 - ''Moonlight'' - 2. AllegrettoRadu Lupu 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Piano Sonata No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 - ''Moonlight'' - 3. Presto AgitatoRadu Lupu 7:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Piano Sonata No.8 In C Minor, Op.13 - ''Pathétique'' - 1. Grave - Allegro Di Molto E Con BrioRadu Lupu10:15Album Only
listen  5. Piano Sonata No.8 In C Minor, Op.13 - ''Pathétique'' - 2. Adagio CantabileRadu Lupu 7:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Piano Sonata No.8 In C Minor, Op.13 - ''Pathétique'' - 3. Rondo (Allegro)Radu Lupu 5:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Piano Sonata No.21 In C, Op.53 - ''Waldstein'' - 1. Allegro Con BrioRadu Lupu11:00Album Only
listen  8. Piano Sonata No.21 In C, Op.53 - ''Waldstein'' - 2. Introduzione (Adagio Molto)Radu Lupu 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Piano Sonata No.21 In C, Op.53 - ''Waldstein'' - 3. Rondo (Allegretto Moderato - Prestissimo)Radu Lupu10:38Album Only


Disc 3:

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listen  1. Piano Sonata No.3 In F Minor, Op.5 - 1. Allegro MaestosoRadu Lupu11:45Album Only
listen  2. Piano Sonata No.3 In F Minor, Op.5 - 2. Andante EspressivoRadu Lupu12:26Album Only
listen  3. Piano Sonata No.3 In F Minor, Op.5 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro Energico)Radu Lupu 5:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Piano Sonata No.3 In F Minor, Op.5 - 4. Intermezzo (Andante Molto)Radu Lupu 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Piano Sonata No.3 In F Minor, Op.5 - 5. Finale (Allegro Moderato Ma Rubato)Radu Lupu 8:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Theme With Variations (Arr. Of 2nd Movement Of The String Sextet Op.18)Radu Lupu11:09Album Only


Disc 4:

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listen  1. Rhapsody In B Minor, Op.79, No.1Radu Lupu10:01Album Only
listen  2. Rhapsody In G Minor, Op.79, No.2Radu Lupu 5:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Intermezzi, Op.117 - 1. In E Flat MajorRadu Lupu 5:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Intermezzi, Op.117 - 2. In B Flat MinorRadu Lupu 4:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Intermezzi, Op.117 - 3. In C Sharp MinorRadu Lupu 6:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 1. Intermezzo In A MinorRadu Lupu 1:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 2. Intermezzo In ARadu Lupu 5:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 3. Ballade In G MinorRadu Lupu 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 4. Intermezzo In F MinorRadu Lupu 2:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 5. Romance In FRadu Lupu 3:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 - 6. Intermezzo In E Flat MinorRadu Lupu 5:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. 4 Piano Pieces, Op.119 - 1. Intermezzo In B MinorRadu Lupu 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. 4 Piano Pieces, Op.119 - 2. Intermezzo In E MinorRadu Lupu 5:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. 4 Piano Pieces, Op.119 - 3. Intermezzo In CRadu Lupu 1:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. 4 Piano Pieces, Op.119 - 4. Rhapsody In E FlatRadu Lupu 5:01$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Piano Sonata No.16 In A Minor, D.845 - 1. ModeratoRadu Lupu12:28Album Only
listen  2. Piano Sonata No.16 In A Minor, D.845 - 2. Andante, Poco MossoRadu Lupu11:56Album Only
listen  3. Piano Sonata No.16 In A Minor, D.845 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro Vivace) - Trio (Un Poco Più Lento)Radu Lupu 7:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Piano Sonata No.16 In A Minor, D.845 - 4. Rondo (Allegro Vivace)Radu Lupu 5:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Piano Sonata No.18 In G, D.894 - 1. Molto Moderato E CantabileRadu Lupu16:57Album Only
listen  6. Piano Sonata No.18 In G, D.894 - 2. AndanteRadu Lupu 8:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Piano Sonata No.18 In G, D.894 - 3. Menuetto (Allegro Moderato)Radu Lupu 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Piano Sonata No.18 In G, D.894 - 4. AllegrettoRadu Lupu 8:11$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 6:

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listen  1. Piano Sonata No.5 In A Flat, D557 - 1. Allegro ModeratoRadu Lupu 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Piano Sonata No.5 In A Flat, D557 - 2. AndanteRadu Lupu 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Piano Sonata No.5 In A Flat, D557 - 3. AllegroRadu Lupu 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Two Scherzi, D593 - No.1 In B Flat Major - Allegretto E TrioRadu Lupu 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Two Scherzi, D593 - No.2 In D Flat Major - Allegretto Moderato E TrioRadu Lupu 4:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. 6 Moments Musicaux, Op.94 D780 - No.1 In C (Moderato)Radu Lupu 5:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. 6 Moments Musicaux, Op.94 D780 - No.2 In A Flat (Andantino)Radu Lupu 6:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. 6 Moments Musicaux, Op.94 D780 - No.3 In F Minor (Allegro Moderato)Radu Lupu 1:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. 6 Moments Musicaux, Op.94 D780 - No.4 In C Sharp Minor (Moderato)Radu Lupu 5:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. 6 Moments Musicaux, Op.94 D780 - No.5 In F Minor (Allegro Vivace)Radu Lupu 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. 6 Moments Musicaux, Op.94 D780 - No.6 In A Flat (Allegretto)Radu Lupu 7:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Piano Sonata No.19 In C Minor, D958 - 1. AllegroRadu Lupu 8:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Piano Sonata No.19 In C Minor, D958 - 2. AdagioRadu Lupu10:01Album Only
listen14. Piano Sonata No.19 In C Minor, D958 - 3. Menuetto (Allegro)Radu Lupu 2:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Piano Sonata No.19 In C Minor, D958 - 4. AllegroRadu Lupu 9:41$1.29  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Piano Sonata No.20 In A, D.959 - 1. AllegroRadu Lupu15:04Album Only
listen  2. Piano Sonata No.20 In A, D.959 - 2. AndantinoRadu Lupu 6:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Piano Sonata No.20 In A, D.959 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro Vivace)Radu Lupu 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Piano Sonata No.20 In A, D.959 - 4. Rondo (Allegretto)Radu Lupu11:13Album Only
listen  5. Piano Sonata No.14 In A Minor, D.784 - 1. Allegro GiustoRadu Lupu 9:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Piano Sonata No.14 In A Minor, D.784 - 2. AndanteRadu Lupu 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Piano Sonata No.14 In A Minor, D.784 - 3. Allegro VivaceRadu Lupu 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Piano Sonata No.1 In E, D157 - 1. Allegro Ma Non TroppoRadu Lupu 5:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Piano Sonata No.1 In E, D157 - 2. AndanteRadu Lupu 7:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Piano Sonata No.1 In E, D157 - 3. Menuetto: Allegro Vivace - TrioRadu Lupu 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Piano Sonata No.13 In A, D.664 - 1. Allegro ModeratoRadu Lupu 7:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Piano Sonata No.13 In A, D.664 - 2. AndanteRadu Lupu 5:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Piano Sonata No.13 In A, D.664 - 3. AllegroRadu Lupu 6:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Piano Sonata No.21 In B Flat, D.960 - 1. Molto ModeratoRadu Lupu18:18Album Only
listen  5. Piano Sonata No.21 In B Flat, D.960 - 2. Andante SostenutoRadu Lupu 9:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Piano Sonata No.21 In B Flat, D.960 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro Vivace Con Delicatezza)Radu Lupu 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Piano Sonata No.21 In B Flat, D.960 - 4. Allegro Ma Non TroppoRadu Lupu 7:42$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.1 In C Minor: Allegro Molto ModeratoRadu Lupu10:41Album Only
listen  2. 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.2 In E Flat: AllegroRadu Lupu 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.3 In G Flat: AndanteRadu Lupu 6:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.4 In A Flat: AllegrettoRadu Lupu 8:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. 4 Impromptus Op.142, D.935 - No.1 In F Minor: Allegro ModeratoRadu Lupu10:05Album Only
listen  6. 4 Impromptus Op.142, D.935 - No.2 In A Flat: AllegrettoRadu Lupu 7:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. 4 Impromptus Op.142, D.935 - No.3 In B Flat: Theme (Andante) With VariationsRadu Lupu11:41Album Only
listen  8. 4 Impromptus Op.142, D.935 - No.4 In F Minor: Allegro ScherzandoRadu Lupu 7:07$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 10:

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listen  1. Humoreske, Op.20 - Einfach - Sehr Rasch Und LeichtRadu Lupu 5:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Schumann: Humoreske, Op.20 - 3. HastigRadu Lupu 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Humoreske, Op.20 - Einfach Und Zart - IntermezzoRadu Lupu 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Schumann: Humoreske, Op.20 - 6. InnigRadu Lupu 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Humoreske, Op.20 - 7. Sehr LebhaftRadu Lupu 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Schumann: Humoreske, Op.20 - 8. FinaleRadu Lupu 6:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 1. Von Fremden Ländern Und MenschenRadu Lupu 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 2. Kuriöse GeschichteRadu Lupu 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 3. Hasche-MannRadu Lupu0:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 4. Bittendes KindRadu Lupu0:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 5. Glückes GenugRadu Lupu 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 6. Wichtige BegebenheitRadu Lupu0:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 7. TräumereiRadu Lupu 2:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 8. Am KaminRadu Lupu0:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 9. Ritter Vom SteckenpferdRadu Lupu0:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 10. Fast Zu ErnstRadu Lupu 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 11. FürchtenmachenRadu Lupu 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 12. Kind Im EinschlummernRadu Lupu 1:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 13. Der Dichter SprichtRadu Lupu 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Kreisleriana, Op.16 - 1. Äusserst BewegtRadu Lupu 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Kreisleriana, Op.16 - 2. Sehr Innig Und Nicht Zu Rasch - Intermezzo I (Sehr Lebhaft) - Tempo I - Intermezzo II (Etwas Bewegter) - Tempo IRadu Lupu 9:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Kreisleriana, Op.16 - 3. Sehr AufgeregtRadu Lupu 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Kreisleriana, Op.16 - 4. Sehr LangsamRadu Lupu 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Kreisleriana, Op.16 - 5. Sehr LebhaftRadu Lupu 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Kreisleriana, Op.16 - 6. Sehr LangsamRadu Lupu 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Kreisleriana, Op.16 - 7. Sehr RaschRadu Lupu 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Kreisleriana, Op.16 - 8. Schnell Und SpielendRadu Lupu 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Radu Lupu (born November 30, 1945) is a Romanian concert pianist. He has won a number of the most prestigious awards in classical piano, including first prizes in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition. Lupu was born in Galaţi, the son of Meyer Lupu and Ana Gabor. He began piano as a ... Read more in Amazon's Radu Lupu Store

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  • Performer: Radu Lupu
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann
  • Audio CD (May 11, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set
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  • Label: Decca Records
  • ASIN: B0038Q3UKA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Lupu's playing is reminiscent to that of Murray Perahia, both of whom are among my favorite pianists.
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I would suggest classical music lovers should listen to his musics if they have a chance to experience by their own ears!
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His ability to control tonal color and voice counterpoint is incredible, and his lyricism is fabulous.
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Johannes Climacus on August 12, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Decca has taken the opportunity of Radu Lupu's sixty-fifth birthday to repackage his complete solo recordings for that label in a convenient and economical bargain box. Veteran pianophiles will have long since experienced and acknowledged this great artist's remarkable gifts, and may well own one or more of the recordings anthologized herein. However, for collectors unfamiliar with Lupu's achievements and his regrettably few outings in the recording studio, this superb retrospective is tailor-made.

Suffice it to say that Lupu is both a formidable virtuoso and a consummate musician. His technique is second to none, the refulgent sonorities he coaxes from his instrument quasi-orchestral in their kaleidoscopic array, his grasp of structure and style comprehensive, and his sensitivity to lyrical nuances instinctive.

These qualities are particularly well suited to the solo repertoire he has chosen to record: Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Mozart (not for Decca, however)--and pre-eminently Schubert. I doubt if there is, or ever has been, a greater interpreter of this composer than Lupu. Not even Richter manages to sound Schubert's depths as thoroughly and effortlessly at Lupu. This anthology is therefore worth purchasing for its generous helping of Schubert Sonatas and shorter works. Among the highlights of this selection are exhaustively, even exhaustingly, cogent traversals of the Impromptus (no hint of the salon or of over-familiarity here); a devastating account of the haunting A-Minor sonata D. 845--all the more shattering for its surface understatement; a richly-textured version of the well-known A-Major Sonata, D.
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94 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Roochak on May 29, 2010
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Purchasers of Decca's 2005 Radu Lupu Edition -- three budget-priced collections devoted to Schubert, Beethoven, and Brahms -- may be hesitant to buy the new "complete Decca solo recordings" box set. The earlier sets are worth hanging onto for Lupu's complete Beethoven piano concertos with Mehta and the Israel PO; the Brahms D minor concerto with Edo de Waart and the London Philharmonic; and Lupu's 1986 recording of the Beethoven Quintet for piano and winds.

What's new to the 10-disc Decca box are Beethoven's opus 49 piano sonatas (recorded 1977), both sets of Schubert's Impromptus (1982), and, weirdly, Lupu's 1970 debut recording of Beethoven's C minor piano concerto with Lawrence Foster and the LSO. This set also rescues Lupu's 1993 Schumann disc from oblivion, which was long overdue.

CD1 - Beethoven I
78.23
Two Rondos, op.51
32 Variations on an original theme in C minor, WoO 80
Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, op.37
Piano Sonata no.19 in G minor, op.49/1
Piano Sonata no.20 in G major, op.49/2

CD2 - Beethoven II
65.49
Piano Sonata no.14 in C# minor, op.27/2 "Moonlight"
Piano Sonata no.8 in C minor, op.13 "Pathetique"
Piano Sonata no.21 in C major, op.53 "Waldstein"

CD3 - Brahms I
52.20
Piano Sonata no.3 in F minor, op.5
Theme and Variations in D minor (arr. from String Sextet in B flat, op.18)

CD4 - Brahms II
70.19
Two Rhapsodies, op.79
Three Intermezzos, op.117
Six Piano Pieces, op.118
Four Piano Pieces, op.119

CD5 - Schubert I
74.03
Piano Sonata no.16 in A minor, D.845
Piano Sonata no.18 in G major, D.894

CD6 - Schubert II
80.38
Piano Sonata no.5 in A flat, D.557
Two Scherzos, D.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 29, 2010
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In an earlier review Asia Khuf asks who this issue is for. It's for me! Although I have admired Radu Lupu, primarily for his recording with Murray Perahia of Schubert's great Fantasy for piano four hands, I have never collected any others of his recordings. I knew he was a noted Schubert interpreter, but I had never heard any of his sonata recordings or the Moments musicaux or Impromptus. Further, I didn't much like most of the Schubert sonatas I'd heard as played or recorded by other performers. But, as this set was available at budget price and as I am insatiably curious about pianists and repertoire, I thought I would give it a try. Well, my goodness what a revelation it has been! I dived right into the Schubert discs and have to say that for the first time in my life I found myself beginning to understand why others so love his sonatas. Lupu's way with these sonatas, particularly the later ones, is mind-boggling for me. For the first time these works began to speak to me in a way that was beguiling. I even found myself blubbering at the beauty of the Adagio of the C Minor Sonata, D958. In sum, I spent the better part of two days listening just to the Schubert pieces and it was a world-changing experience for me. I cannot say why other pianist's interpretations of these works have not spoken to me, but I do note that Lupu's ability to play those seemingly endless movements and keep them fresh and intriguing to the very end is a new experience for me. And how he keeps those slow movements from plodding or falling apart is a mystery. But whatever it is, this man is the Schubert interpreter of a lifetime.

Scott Morrison
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