The Schubert CD released in 2013 (Gramola) was awarded the ‘Supersonic Award’ by the classical music magazine Pizzicato. In his review of it, Guy Wagner wrote: “Here, a true musician is playing, one who endeavours to penetrate to the depths of the works” Her interpretations contain strong emotions, but the pianist does not simply unload them, but takes the listener by the hand, so to speak, and leads him with her through her circumspect performance full of wonderful tone culture, subtle nuances and consistent straightforwardness into the depths of Schubert’s music. So, her interpretations emanate an inner calm that becomes a lasting experience in the very case of Schubert’.
The programme of this recording with piano works by Franz Schubert begins with the Four Impromptus op. 90 D 899. Besides this standard work of piano literature and the similarly well-known (Wanderer) Fantasia in C major op. 15, the Viennese by choice decided to record two other, more rarely heard works for her now fourth release by Gramola: the Adagio in G major D 178 by the 18-year-old Schubert and the Hungarian Melody in B minor D 817, for which he took up the highly popular method of adapting national musical elements. After the huge success of the previous “Doppelgänger” CD, it is important for Dora Deliyska to convey to the listener that one can sing on the piano, so to speak. However, she remains faithful to her particularly important composer Franz Liszt and offers the listener the opportunity also to enjoy Bellini/Liszt’s Reminiscences de Norma and Schubert’s Hungarian Melody on a bonus DVD.