I appreciate more and more Schubert's piano music which earlier I used to find dull or repetitive. Now I cherish his small dramas, I bow my head to the hidden details and I sympathize with his imperceptible sighs. There is nothing spectacular in Schubert, a murmur is a major event to him. His sense of formal balance often hardly masks a turbulent content.
The second of the three piano pieces D 946 presents a trouble little universe. A peaceful melody, like a haunting memory, is interrupted by uneasy or agitated episodes. A rather pessimistic atmosphere. But I chose an optimistic path in my way of illustrating this music with some of my photos.
I have a great respect for pianist Maurizio Pollini and his sense of perspective. In Schubert`s sonatas though- it is only my feeling- I prefer a more restrained scale of dynamics. Here I admire his clarity and his cantabile (singing) tone in both hands.