Early evidence of Schubert's interest in music of the past can be found in his Fantasy in C minor of 1811 (D 2 E), with its echoes of Mozart's fantasy in the same key. A recurring motivic snippet in the virtuosic Graz Fantasy in C major (D 605 A), probably composed between 1818 and 1821, already foreshadows the monumental Wanderer Fantasy of 1822 (op. 15, D 760).
Printed with spacious new engraving, BA 10862 unites Schubert's great fantasies for solo piano in a single volume and presents the early work Fantasy in C minor for the first time in a scholarly-critical Urtext edition. It offers advanced pupils, students and professional pianists a richly varied, musically and technically thrilling addition to their repertoire. The edition features notes on performance practice, an informative preface, practical page turns and an elegant engraving.