John Humphreys & Robert Markham (piano duo)
- Recorded: 28, 29 July 2011
- Recording Venue: Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, UK
Schubert: Rondo for piano duet in D major, D608
Schubert: Sonata for Piano 4 Hands in B flat major, Op. 30, D. 617
Schubert: Six Grand Marches D819
Franz Schubert’s gift for songwriting transfers into the lyrical sensitivities in his instrumental music. Composed for himself and friends to play at musical evenings, the brilliant Rondo, D. 608 shares the musical burden equally between the parts. The Sonata for Piano Duet, D. 617 echoes the spirit of Mozart and was written for the daughters of Count Esterházy, the Six Grandes Marches et Trios having their place in the ballroom. Of these Nos. 2 and 3 can be found in Vol. 5 (8570354), which was a Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’.