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Four Hands / Leon Fleisher, Katherine Jacobson


Release Date: 09/25/2015 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 506416   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsFranz SchubertMaurice RavelWilliam Bolcom
Performer:  Leon FleisherKatherine Jacobson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony Classical is pleased to present a brand-new album of piano duets, Four Hands, featuring celebrated American pianist, Leon Fleisher together with his wife, pianist Katherine Jacobson. Four Hands includes the famous ”Liebeslieder – Waltzes for Piano 4 Hands, Op. 52a” by Johannes Brahms, works described by Ernest Lubin as being “among the loveliest and most beguiling of all Brahms’ compositions”; Franz Schubert’s “Fantasia in F minor for Piano 4 Hands D940” from the composer who wrote a great deal of four-hand piano music, this being one of his most well-known pieces; Maurice Ravel’s famous “La Valse,” arranged here for four hands by Lucien Garban, editor and lifelong friend to Ravel, and “Graceful Ghost Rag” by Pulitzer Prize-winning Read more American composer, William Bolcom, who specializes in mixing popular and classical forms. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Liebeslieder Waltzes (18) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 52a by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano), Katherine Jacobson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Austria 
2.
Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano), Katherine Jacobson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
3.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano), Katherine Jacobson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Notes: Arranger: Lucien Garban 
4.
Ghost Rags (3): The Graceful Ghost Rag by William Bolcom
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano), Katherine Jacobson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 

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