Piano four hands

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Awadagin Pratt and student pianist Lucy Hattemer perform Franz Schubert's piano four-hands Fantasia in F minor, 1st and 4th movements at the White House Classical Music Student Workshop Concert. (2009-11-04)

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Allegro of op.149 N.26 from Diabelli Variations

Piano four hands is a term frequently applied in American usage to a specific form of piano duet, for a single piano with two players.[1] A duet with the players playing separate instruments is generally referred to as a piano duo.[2]

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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  1. ^ Kuhn, Laura Diane; Nicolas Slonimsky (2001). Music since 1900. New York: Schirmer Reference. p. 81. ISBN 0028647874. 
  2. ^ Bellingham, Jane. "piano duet", The Oxford Companion to Music, Ed. Alison Latham, Oxford Music Online, accessed 31 March 2012 (subscription required)