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Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy, Impromptus Op 90 / Peter Rösel

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer"
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
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Notes & Reviews:

The practice among the educated middle classes of making music at home has practically died out, but almost every piano pupil who has reached a certain stage of proficiency is nonetheless still confronted with Schubert 's Impromptus at some time. Few other classical piano works have remained so popular and alive. While the Impromptus are moderately difficult to play, the "Wanderer Fantasy" of 1822 is quite another matter. It is regarded as Schubert 's most difficult piano work and Schubert himself could not play it. Commissioned for a pupil of Johann Nepomuk Hummel, this Fantasia in C was published the following year. The name "Wanderer Fantasy" derives from the fact that Schubert based the variations on one of his own lieder: "The Wanderer" of 1816. Schubert often used his own lieder in this way, the Trout Quintet probably being the best known example. In this recording, the virtuoso Dresden-born pianist Peter Rosel is heard. Berlin Classics has been reissuing this exceptional performer 's recordings from the 1970s and 1980s in recent months, and this is one of his most impressive.



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer"
  • Performer: Peter Rösel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1822

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
  • Performer: Peter Rösel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827