Stolen Serenades contains some of the best loved works of Schubert and Mozart, arranged by Emily and David for their instruments.
Ständchen (or Serenade), was the very first piece we played together in 2009. Originally arranged for flute by Böhm (inventor of the modern flute), David further arranged the piano accompaniment for guitar. This twice-stolen serenade has become one of our most popular concert pieces.
Böhm in fact arranged six of Schubert’s lieder for flute and piano, and during our years of duo partnership David has re-arranged the whole set for flute and guitar: this is the world premiere recording.
The Mozart sonata K.330, this time stolen from the piano, is one of our favourite and most popular classical arrangements. The piano notes divide between flute and guitar almost as if written for them originally.
Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata, rarely heard on the almost forgotten Arpeggione (a kind of bowed guitar), is one of Schubert’s most celebrated chamber works, and is performed by many instrument combinations. We recorded the first movement live in 2010, but it has remained unreleased until now.