An early A minor sonata of Schubert was played with extraordinary orchestral texturing that brought everything he did vividly to life. His sense of dance and rhythmic energy allied to some truly magical colouring brought eloquence and shape to this comparatively rarely played sonata.
Even the Allegretto, that Schubert was later to use in his penultimate sonata, was embellished with such charm and subtlety. The beautiful legato melody shaped with such loving care as the left hand staccato was so delicately traced. There was a wonderful sense of improvisation in the Allegro vivace last movement with delicate fragments united by a beautifully shaped ascending scale and comments of almost Mendelssohnian lightness and agility.