Shubert's Fantasia in C major, D. 934 (Op. 159) for violin and piano, a rhapsodic masterwork
Schubert’s last, and perhaps greatest, piece for violin and piano
Composed in 1827, Schubert’s Fantasia in C major is the last, and probably the greatest, of his works for violin and piano. Like the Rondo brillant of 1826, it was written for Schubert’s friend, the pianist C.M. von Bocklett, and the young Bohemian violin virtuoso Josef Slavjk, who premiered it together at a private concert in 1828. Both are said to have been among the best players of their time, but the performance was not a success.
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