LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Symphony No. E in E Flat, Op. 55 (arr. piano 4-hands Xaver Scharwenka [1850-1924] First Recording), ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): 6 Studies in Canonic Form, Op. 56 (arr. 2 pianos Claude Debussy [1862-1918]).
Catalogue Number: 08X030
Reference: SOMMCD 0637
Description: Scharwenka’s transcriptions were once widely admired, making masterpiece symphonies available to every home with a piano. Debussy’s arrangement for two pianos adroitly accommodates Schumann’s original to “rescue this fine music from the obscurity of the pedal-piano repertoire.” First release of a six-volume series. Tessa Uys, Ben Schoeneman (piano duo).