Schubert’s Late Works

Schubert’s late works for piano four-hands date from the years 1826 and 1828. Most of them are extensive and challenging compositions with which Schubert intended to become known abroad. One of the most famous ones is the Fantasy in F minor (D 940), for which an extensive draft has survived. It shows important deviations from the final version and is now available for the first time in the volume “Works for Piano Four-Hands 3” in the “New Schubert Edition”, published by Walburga Litschauer in cooperation with Werner Aderhold. This CD documents a lecture concert by the editor with the internationally renowned piano duo Egri and Pertis, in which some works from Schubert’s last year and, for the first time, from his preliminary stages were presented, which could be reconstructed from concept materials, providing new insights into the composer’s workshop. © Austrian Academy of Sciences.