Bach English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807 - 1. Prelude
J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Fantasy and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904
Edwin Fischer - piano (March 1937)
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791): Rondo in A minor, K.511 (1787)
Rados Ferenc - piano (26 February, 2012, Budapest)
He is singing…
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Allegro in A minor for piano duet ‘Lebensstürme’, Op. posth. 144 (1828)
Rohmann Imre, Schiff András - piano 4 hands
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Albumblatt in A minor - Allegro con espressioni. Un poco agitato (1853)
Schiff András - piano (January 6th, 2012, BBC Radio 3 Studio 80A)
Brahms discovery! Today was the very first broadcast in Europe of an early piano piece by Johannes Brahms, which the 20-year-old composer wrote in the guest book of the Göttingen University music director Arnold Wehner in 1853.
The piece, which fits on one page of manuscript, already clearly shows characteristics of Brahms’s style. The English conductor and musicologist Christopher Hogwood came across the autograph in the guest book, which is now preserved in Princeton (USA). Brahms re-used the musical material of the piece twelve years later in the scherzo of his Horn Trio in E-flat major op. 40. Hogwood has edited a scholarly critical edition of the Trio, which will be published by Bärenreiter in February. The page from the guest book from Göttingen will also be included in this edition, both as a facsimile and in modern notation.
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821 (1824, Vienna) - II. Adagio (excerpt)
Somodari Péter - cello, Csillagh Katalin - piano (2011, private recording)
The sonata is the only substantial composition for the arpeggione (which was essentially a bowed guitar) which remains extant today. The piece was probably commissioned by Schubert’s friend Vincenz Schuster, who was a virtuoso of the arpeggione, an instrument which had been invented only the previous year. (via Wikipedia)
Gigue from J.S. Bach’s English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807. Performed by Ryan Layne Whitney on a replica of a 1670 Israel Gellinger clavichord.