• CKD593 Katalognummer
  • 0691062059329 EAN
  • 1CD Format
  • 2020 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Duo Pleyel

Medvirkende
Egarr, Richard (piano) | Nepomnyashchaya, Alexandra (piano)

Komponist
Schubert, Franz

Ensemble
Duo Pleyel

Plateselskap
Linn Records

Verk

Schubert: Rondo for piano duet in D major, D608
Schubert: Sonata in B flat major, D617
Schubert: Fantasie in F minor for piano duet, D940
Schubert: Rondo for piano duet in A major, D951
Schubert: Duo in A minor, Allegro ‘Lebensstürme', D947

 

 

Produktbeskrivelse

Duo Pleyel (Richard Egarr and Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya) makes its recording debut with a programme of works for piano four-hands by Schubert, whose contribution to this genre exceeds that of any other composer. Aside from being hugely enjoyable this repertoire features some of Schubert?s finest piano writing. Schubert?s great F minor Fantasy, although justly famous, represents only a small proportion of his music for piano four-hands. It is an extraordinary body of work which demonstrates the gathering importance of this compositional medium. Duo Pleyel brings this famous Fantasy into context with other lesser known works such as the wonderfully melodic early Sonata in B flat major, written when Schubert was 21, and the two contrasting Rondos: the Rondo in D major D. 608 (post.) and the Rondo in A major (Schubert?s final work for piano four-hands). Perhaps the star composition is the passionate Allegro in A minor, written a month after the Fantasy, and sometimes known by its posthumous title ?Lebenssturme?. It gives us a clear picture of Schubert?s inner life: of a man who wrote ?Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief.?

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