For Meira Farkas, it is the quintessence of piano music to which she has dedicated herself with humility her whole life long.
Though her repertoire embraces most of the works of the classical and romantic composers, Meira Farkas has always had special affinity for Franz Schubert, and he remains the fixed star on her musical firmament.
The two latest CDs by Meira Farkas deliver ample proof of this:
Press review: Meira Farkas treats Schubert’s music with fond affection, as can be heard in every single note. With a fine intuition for graduated differences between emotions as diverse as indignant, brash, insubordinate, spirited, cheerful, accepting, resigning she colours Schubert’s melancholia with a wonderfully relaxed manner. (Radio Stephansdom, 2011)
Franz Schubert, Sonata in E minor D 566, Allegretto
Franz Schubert, Sonata in G major D 894 op. 78 "Fantasia", Menuetto-Allegro moderato
Press review: With her, the sonatas never become lecture demos. Rather, they comprise a lyrical or dramatic, sad and occasionally even humorous monologue. Leave-taking from this world without a hint of wrath: in fact, almost heaven. (Karl Löbl, Kurier)
Franz Schubert, Sonata in C Minor, D 958, Allegro
Franz Schubert, Sonata in B flat Major D 960, Allegro, Andante sostenuto