This disc inaugurates a series of recordings of Schubert’s four-hand music by two artists who have been closely associated with that repertoire for twenty-five years.
The two gave their first complete traversal of Schubert’s four hand music on six live programs for WFMT Radio Chicago in 1987, a feat which they repeated a decade later on that station in commemoration of the bicentennial of the composer’s death.
Of a performance of Schubert four-hand music at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. the Washington Post raved: the two are in complete sympathy with and understanding of, each other and Schubert.
Aebersold and Neiweem enjoy a wide-ranging career as exponents of music for both two pianos and piano, four hands. They have given hundreds of concerts in Europe from Iceland to Italy, and have toured with two pianos throughout the USA and Canada.