CARL CZERNY (1791-1857): Romantic Fantasies for Piano Duet on Works by Sir Walter Scott - No. 1 on Waverley, Op. 240, No. 2 on Guy Mannering, Op. 241, No. 3 on Ivanhoe, Op. 243 and No. 4 on Rob Roy, Op. 243.
Catalogue Number: 09X025
Description: The four Romantic Fantasies named after Sir Walter Scott’s famous Waverley novels are piano duets of epic breadth. In them Czerny ingeniously develops popular Scottish melodies, including the use of the ‘Scotch snap’, to generate a vivid programmatic quality that explores numerous genres. Scherzos, fugal passages, chorales and marches are all featured, and raise the music – full of beauty, virtuosity and unpredictability – to orchestral proportions. Pei-I Wang, Samuel Gingher (piano).