Schubert: A Sentimental Moment
“We had always felt the guitar unconsciously lingering in Schubert's musical language. That, combined with our love for Schubert's music, sparked the desire to musically arrange and finally discover Schubert's world, not only as listeners, but as performers. We started out by arranging Moments Musicaux. It was with delight that we realized how well these pieces work for guitar: the intimacy, serenity and folklore in Schubert's piano music, so to speak, lived within the character of the guitar – and in order to move even closer into his world, we decided to play copies of guitars from Schubert's time, with the very sound quality Schubert would have heard in the Viennese musical circles”.
Elisabeth Leonskaja commented after hearing the duo: “Recently I experienced a magical moment of music: two fine musicians – Christian Fergo and Raoul Morat – playing Schubert on two guitars. I felt transported back to the time of Schubert and thought I was hearing pianos from his epoch. A moment full of magical sounds.”