Franz Schubert

February 16, 2019
Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert

By Josef Kriehuber -, Public Domain.

Schubert’s Sonata in C Major for piano four-hands, D 812 has long been something of a mystery to musicians. Robert Schumann thought it was a version of a symphony, and Johannes Brahms agreed with him, and got Joseph Joachim to orchestrate it. There have been many other attempts to orchestrate it. You can judge for yourself whether it goes well as a symphony on this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, presents Leon Botstein’s recording of it.

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