Schumann - Arrangements for Piano Duet Vol.4 | Naxos 8572880

Schumann - Arrangements for Piano Duet Vol.4

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8572880

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 11th August 2017



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.

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