Fantasy for violin and piano (Schubert)
Franz Schubert composed his Fantasy (German: Fantasie; French: Fantaisie) in C major for violin and piano, Op. posth. 159, D 934, in December 1827. It was the last of his compositions for violin and piano, and was premiered in January 1828 by the violinist Josef Slavík and the pianist Carl Maria von Bocklet at the Landhaussaal in Vienna.
The difficult work was "calculated to display Slavík's virtuoso [violin] technique" and is demanding for both instruments. According to pianist Nikolai Lugansky, the Fantasy "is the most difficult music ever written for the piano", and "more difficult than all of Rachmaninov’s [piano] concertos put together".
- Montgomery, David (1997). "Franz Schubert's music in performance: a brief history of people, events, and issues". In Gibbs, Christopher H. (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Schubert. Cambridge Companions to Music. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-48424-4.
- Deutsch, Otto Erich; et al. (Walther Dürr, Arnold Feil, Christa Landon and Werner Aderhold) (1978). Franz Schubert: Thematisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke in chronologischer Folge. New Schubert Edition (in German). Series VIII (Supplement), Vol. 4. Kassel: Bärenreiter. ISBN 9783761805718. ISMN 9790006305148.
- Fantasie in C major, D 934: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
- YouTube WQXRClassical: Fantasie in C major, D 934 - Tessa Lark (violin) & Renana Gutman (piano)
- YouTube chambermusicsociety: Fantasie in C major, D 934 - Benjamin Beilman (violin) & Juho Pohjonen (piano)