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SCHUMANN, R.: Arrangements for Piano Duet, Vol. 4 (Eckerle Piano Duo) - Symphony No. 2 / Overtures / Concertstück

    

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SCHUMANN, R.: Arrangements for Piano Duet, Vol. 4 (Eckerle Piano Duo) - Symphony No. 2 / Overtures / Concertstück

Demand for piano duet material in the nineteenth century was such that the market expanded to an unparalleled extent. The preparation of an easily playable four-hand piano reduction was of critical importance to a work’s dissemination and Robert Schumann, himself a keen duet performer, wrote for the medium with enthusiasm. He arranged his Symphony No. 2 himself, aided by his wife Clara, expending considerable time and effort on the work. The overtures show the variety of arrangers involved, such as his brother-in-law Woldemar Bargiel and the organist Robert Pfretzschner, both of whom Schumann held in the highest regard.


Schumann, Robert

  Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61 (version for piano 4 hands)
1.   I. Langsam: Energisch, lebhaft 00:13:34
2.   II. Scherzo: Sehr lebhaft 00:07:36
3.   III. Langsam 00:07:37
4.   IV. Sehr rasch 00:09:16

Schumann, Robert
Pfretzschner, Robert, arranger(s)

  Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture (arr. R. Pfretzschner for piano 4 hands)
5.   Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture (arr. R. Pfretzschner for piano 4 hands) 00:08:30

Schumann, Robert
Bargiel, Woldemar, arranger(s)

  Julius Caesar, Op. 128 (arr. W. Bargiel for piano 4 hands)
6.   Julius Caesar, Op. 128 (arr. W. Bargiel for piano 4 hands) 00:09:51

Schumann, Robert

  Concertstück in F Major, Op. 86 (arr. for piano 4 hands)
7.   I. Lebhaft 00:07:55
8.   II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend 00:04:48
9.   III. Sehr lebhaft 00:06:51

Total Playing Time: 01:15:58






Composer(s):
Schumann, Robert

Arranger(s):
Bargiel, Woldemar; Pfretzschner, Robert

Ensemble(s):
Eckerle Piano Duo

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.572880

Barcode: 747313288076

Physical Release: 08/2017

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