Born in Reims in 1934, Philippe Entremont is one of the most famous pianists and French orchestral conductors. For more than half a century Philippe Entremont has been thinking of Schubert Sonata No 21 D960 – this work is considerably haunting and captivating, in its simplicity it is very difficult too. The desire of recording it came later to him, much later, toward 2009, but it was still too early to record. This wonderful sonata has never left his mind and has had a home in his piano, and will remain there until the end... His thoughts about recording the Schubert fantasy for 4 hands was an immediate choice on his part.
Philippe Entremont (piano), with Gen Tomuro (piano)