Schubert | Fantasia in F minor

Yannick Rafalimanana, Cristian Budu


'It has always been a dream of mine to organize a concert series in my direct neighborhood, for the locals. I have been living in Weissensee since 4 years and I love my Kiez; it felt only natural to bring great music here. Inspired by the Parisian Salons in France, the Schubertiade in Vienna in the 19th century, or more recently Groupmuse in the US or the Kiez Treff culture in Germany (aka Bizet Kietz-Treff ), Yannick’s Salon aims to bring together local community and young audience around great art, specifically Chamber Music masterpieces. The events will be as social as they are musical with a greater connection between the performers and the audience. The atmosphere will be convivial, beers will be around and the dresscode relaxed. This project wouldn’t be possible without help and I am happy and proud to collaborate on this endeavor with Bildungs- und Kulturzentrum Peter Edel, Culiner Creative Circle, Amanda Group, Neustart Kultur and my dear C. Bechstein.'

Yannick Rafalimanana

Concert program

Fantasia in F minor for four hands, D. 940
The Fantasia D. 940 (Op. posth. 103) is one of Schubert's most important compositions for several pianists and one of his most important piano compositions ever. Schubert composed the work in 1828, i.e. in the last year of his life, and dedicated it to his pupil, Karoline von Esterházy, with whom Schubert was secretly in love.

This work is in four movements:
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Largo
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
IV. Finale. Allegro molto moderato

Yannick Rafalimanana, piano
Cristian Budu, piano

18:13 min 2022