Schubert: Works for Piano Duet

Audio Samples

>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103
>Schubert, Franz : Rondo for Piano 4 hands in D major, D 608/Op. 138
>Schubert, Franz : Divertimento for Piano 4 hands, D 823 "sur motifs originaux français"
>Schubert, Franz : Variations (8) on a French song, for piano, 4 hands in E minor, D. 624 (Op. 10)
>Schubert, Franz : Allegro for Piano 4 hands in A minor, D 947/Op. 144 "Lebenssturme"

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103
>Schubert, Franz : Rondo for Piano 4 hands in D major, D 608/Op. 138
>Schubert, Franz : Divertimento for Piano 4 hands, D 823 "sur motifs originaux français"
>Schubert, Franz : Variations (8) on a French song, for piano, 4 hands in E minor, D. 624 (Op. 10)
>Schubert, Franz : Allegro for Piano 4 hands in A minor, D 947/Op. 144 "Lebenssturme"
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Notes & Reviews:

Between April 1813 and June 1828, Schubert wrote over thirty piano scores requiring a partner or pupil. For him, piano four hands was always a place of exchange and dialogue, a symbol of fraternal communion within the same affective universe. In addition to dances, marches, Landler, divertimenti, variations and varied themes, Schubert left a modest, highly moving testament in the Fantasy in F minor, a masterpiece of the genre. Here it is coupled with a few examples of works written for a new piano, created by Erard, which featured a double escapement action, permitting a note to be repeated even if the key had not yet risen to its maximum vertical position. This facilitated rapid playing of repeated notes, a musical device that was favored by Liszt.

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Recording information: Prague.



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103
  • Performers: Zdenka Hrsel (Piano); Martin Hrsel (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Prague Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 18 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Rondo for Piano 4 hands in D major, D 608/Op. 138
  • Performers: Zdenka Hrsel (Piano); Martin Hrsel (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Prague Piano Duo
  • Notes: Prague (07/13/2009/07/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/1818

>Schubert, Franz : Divertimento for Piano 4 hands, D 823 "sur motifs originaux français"
  • Performers: Zdenka Hrsel (Piano); Martin Hrsel (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Prague Piano Duo
  • Notes: Prague (07/13/2009/07/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1825

>Schubert, Franz : Variations (8) on a French song, for piano, 4 hands in E minor, D. 624 (Op. 10)
  • Performers: Zdenka Hrsel (Piano); Martin Hrsel (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Prague Piano Duo
  • Notes: Prague (07/13/2009/07/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1818

>Schubert, Franz : Allegro for Piano 4 hands in A minor, D 947/Op. 144 "Lebensstürme"
  • Performers: Martin Hrsel (Piano); Zdenka Hrsel (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Prague Piano Duo
  • Notes: Prague (07/13/2009/07/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/1828