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On this second disc, Schubert’s haunting Piano Fantasy and Dvořák’s melancholy “Dumky” Trio preface an exquisite selection from Mozart’s vast catalogue of piano music, which has held a definitive place in the keyboard literature since Mozart’s time. The influence of Mozart’s piano works is apparent in the characteristic color and lyricism of Schubert’s and Dvořák’s piano writing. Schubert’s f minor Fantasy displays the four-hand tradition virtually invented by Mozart for performances with his sister. On the disc’s closing work, Mozart’s keyboard fluency emerges in the composer’s chamber arrangement of his Piano Concerto in E-flat Major.