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Liszt Ferenc: Grand duo (draft), Franz Schuberts Grosse Fantasie (Op. 15), Arrangement für 2 Pianoforte
Ferenc Liszt, New Edition of the Complete Works, Series III (Works and arrangements for piano duet and two pianos), vol. 1
Schubert's Fantasy in C major (also known as the "Wanderer" Fantasy) was a defining musical experience for the young Liszt. He arranged this masterpiece of Romantic piano literature for piano and orchestra in 1851, at the beginning of his Weimar period, and it was premiered by Julius Egghard in Vienna in December of that year. By 1855, Liszt had transcribed this arrangement for two pianos, because it was played on 22 October 1855 at a concert held in Weimar in honour of his birthday. With the version for piano and orchestra, Liszt attuned the fantasy to the requirements of the concert hall, reinforcing the orchestral effects inherent in Schubert's composition. His aim with the two-piano version was to achieve a similarly grand effect in spaces too small for an orchestra. The arrangement for piano and orchestra appeared in print in 1857, followed by the two-piano version in 1862.
This volume comes complete with a detailed preface in English, German, and Hungarian containing new research findings, several manuscript facsimiles, and a critical report in English.
Grand duo (Grosses Konzertstück über Themen aus Mendelssohns Lieder ohne Worte) Draft
R 355, SW/SH 257, NG2 C1
Franz Schubert Grosse Fantasie (Op. 15) symphonisch bearbeitet für Piano und Orchester, Arrangement für 2 Pianoforte
R 375, SW/SH 653, NG2 C5