Lebensstürme in A minor D.947

Composer: Franz Schubert (b. 1797 - d. 1828)
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Composer: Franz Schubert (b. 1797 - d. 1828)

Performance date: 28/06/2014

Venue: St. Brendan’s Church

Composition Year: 1828

Duration: 00:11:34

Recording Engineer: Richard McCullough, RTE

Instrumentation Category:Duo

Instrumentation Other: 2pf

Artists: Philippe Cassard - [piano]
Cédric Pescia - [piano]

Schubert wrote two of his piano duets in quick
succession: the F minor Fantasie D.940  in April 1828 and this splendid composition
that May. It has proved a popular work and his publisher Diabelli later added
the title
or Life’s
There has been speculation
that it may have been meant as the first movement of a full sonata for
  the A major Rondo D.951 might also
be a part,
  but nothing so far has been
found to prove this. It certainly is in an adventurous version of sonata-form –
instead of the usual linked themes a fifth apart, he introduces widely separated
harmonic structures: the first pair of themes in A minor and the second in
A-flat major.