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Franz Schubert: Complete Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 2 - Fantasy for piano duet D. 940

Julia Fischer, Martin Helmchen

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"... by the time we get to the Fantasia we are talking about miracles. These performances are
stupendous ..."
- ClassicsToday.com

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Duo Sonata in A Major, Op. 162, D. 574  
I. Allegro moderato
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
II. Scherzo and Trio
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
III. Andantino
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
IV. Allegro vivace
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
Fantasy in C Major, Op. 159, D. 934  
I. Andante molto
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
II. Allegretto
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
III. Andantino
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
IV. Tempo primo - Allegro - Allegretto - Presto
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
Fantasie in F Minor, Op. 103, D. 940  
I. Allegro molto moderato
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
II. Largo
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
III. Allegro vivace
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
IV. Tempo I
Franz Schubert; Julia Fischer; Martin Helmchen
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:56
"They give a magnificent account of this inspired work (the Fantasy) ... Fischer and Helmchen present as fine as any account on disc ... they are a marvellous team, evidently giving each other ideas as they go along.”
- BBC Music Magazine

"Characteristic Schubert, played with penetrating subtlety by the two young Germans Fischer and Helmchen ... ends with the Fantasia for piano duet, with Fischer partnering in a powerful performance: one moment fiery, the next caressing. And all such heavenly music.”
- The Times

This is the second volume of Schubert works from young musicians Julia Fischer and pianist Martin Helmchen, the follow up to their phenomenally-successful first collaboration. What makes this 2010 collection even more noteworthy is the final piece, the piano duet Fantasie in F Minor, with violinist Fischer playing the second piano part.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording venue: Concertboerderij Valthermond, The Netherlands, 3-5/1/2009 & 3-5/7/2009
Executive Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Producer: Sebastian Stein
Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Editing: Sebastian Stein
Piano: Steinway & Sons D-274
Piano-tuner during recording:
Michel Brandjes, Ehud Loudar

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