Piano four hands is a type of piano duet, in which the two players play on a single piano. A duet with the players playing separate instruments is generally referred to as a piano duo.
Notable compositions for piano four hands include 16 Waltzes, Op 39 by Brahms and the Dolly Suite by Fauré. Schubert was also a prolific composer of works for piano four hands, one of the greatest being the Fantasia in F Minor.
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