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Fantasy for violin and piano (Schubert)

Franz Schubert composed his Fantasy (German: Fantasie; French: Fantaisie) in C major for violin and piano, Op. posth. 159, D 934, in December 1827. It was the last of his compositions for violin and piano, and was premiered in January 1828 by the violinist Josef Slavík [cs] and the pianist Carl Maria von Bocklet at the Landhaussaal in Vienna.[1][2]

The difficult[3] work was "calculated to display Slavík's virtuoso [violin] technique" and is demanding for both instruments. According to pianist Nikolai Lugansky, the Fantasy "is the most difficult music ever written for the piano", and "more difficult than all of Rachmaninov’s [piano] concertos put together".[4]



  1. ^ Deutsch (1978), p. 597
  2. ^ Wigmore, Richard Liner notes to Schubert: Complete works for violin and piano. Hyperion CDA67911/2, 2013. EAN 034571179117
  3. ^ Montgomery (1997), p. 294
  4. ^ "Nikolaï Lugansky, quasi sans exclusive". Retrieved 2018-07-20.


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