Early evidence of Schubert’s interest in music of the past can be found in his Fantasy in C minor of 1811 (D 2 E), with its echoes of Mozart’s fantasy in the same key. A recurring motivic snippet in the virtuosic Graz Fantasy in C major (D 605 A), probably composed between 1818 and 1821, already foreshadows the monumental Wanderer Fantasy of 1822 (op. 15 - D 760).
Printed with spacious new engraving, Franz Schubert's Fantasies For Piano unites the composer's great fantasies for solo Piano in a single volume and presents the early work Fantasy in C minor for the first time in a scholarly-critical Urtext edition.
It offers advanced pupils, students and professional pianists a richly varied, musically and technically thrilling addition to their repertoire. The edition features notes on performance practice, an informative preface, practical page turns and an elegant engraving.
The most famous of the fantasies, the Wanderer Fantasy, now appears in a separate edition (BA 10870).
- Based on the Urtext of the New Schubert Edition.
- First scholarly-critical performing edition of the Fantasy in C minor (D 2 E).
- Notes on performance practice (Ger/Eng).
- Includes an informative foreword (Ger/Eng) and a Critical Commentary (Eng).