Franz Schubert - A Sentimental Moment
Duo Morat–Fergo (classical guitarists Christian Fergo and Raoul Morat) present this intimate recital of piano music by Franz Schubert, in their own arrangement for two custom-built romantic Viennese guitars.
Three impromptus intersperse a programme of the Moments musicaux, Op. 94, and the Valses sentimentales, Op. 50. The record was recently hailed as one of Classical Guitar Magazine's top ten albums of 2019, and Elisabeth Leonskaja said of the duo that, 'Recently I experienced a magical moment of music... I felt transformed back to the time of Schubert and thought I heard pianos from his Epoche. A moment full of magic sounds.'
The critically acclaimed duo was founded after Morat and Fergo studied together at the music academy of Lucerne under Frank Bungarten. They have since created a new repertoire for romantic guitar duo through their arrangements of composers such as Schubert, and established themselves as one of the most exceptional guitar duos to emerge in recent years.Their captivation with Schubert's music inspired them to start the duo.
Both musicians have strong Irish connections; Martin O'Leary wrote his superb 'Fantasia Elegiaca' (2007) for Fergo, and the duo commissioned a work from him in 2017. Both musicians were also at one time or another leader of the Diversus Guitar Ensemble.