schubert-ferenc vizi

Schubert by Ferenc Vizi, piano

There is no need to emphasise what the music clearly projects: if Schubert wanted to write a Spring Journey rather than his famous Winterreise, this music would fit perfectly. From the very first notes the music evokes an enchanted awakening in joyous natural surroundings, shining in the traveller’s eye. In his book La musique de piano, Guy Sacre was spot on: “Do you believe he had to struggle in front of a blank page, like Jacob wrestling with the angel, to write this lyrical opening theme? We awake with him, like him embracing the promise and the fulfilment, the flower and the fruit.”