As promised in my last week’s post, I’ve compiled a list of recordings and a few books that I find treasurable. These Schubert pieces for piano four hand are among the greats of the genre, and the books on Schubert and the piano provide terrific insight into piano music, Schubert’s final years during which he created the Fantasia on yesterday’s concert, and a delightful story of A Little Schubert, complete with illustrations and arrangements of Schubert’s waltzes for piano. I hope you all enjoy!
Sonata in C Major, Op. 140 (“Grand Duo”), D. 812 – with Radu Lupu and Daniel Barenboim
Rondo in A Major, Op. 107, D. 951 – with Clare Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem
Variations in A-flat Major on an Original Theme, Op. 35, D. 813 – with Benjamin Britten and Sviatoslav Richter
Andantino Varié in B Minor on French Motifs, Op. 84, No. 1, D. 823 – with Artur Schnabel and Karl Ulrich Schnabel
Lebensstürme (Storms of Life), Characteristic Allegro in A Minor, Op. 144, D. 947 – Alfred Brendel and Evelyn Crochet
Fantasia in F Minor, Op. 103, D. 940 – with Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu