>A little birdie pointed out that we seemed to have a little fun with
>the mystery piece from a few days ago (the William Tell Overture), but
>I think almost everyone will agree it was way too easy. So, I decided
>to try another. A short (<2 min) excerpt can be found here:
>This comes from a recording in my collection, so I know what it is.
>It's a very tough one though - an obscure piece - so I may have to give
>hints. Heck, it's probably too hard, but we'll see.
Since no one has yet identified it, I'll take a guess. I'm sure I've
not heard this piece before.
It sounds to me like late Classicism, early Romanticism. That leads me
to Beethoven or Mozart. Indeed, a couple of phrases seem Mozartean to
me (probably means it's Hummel). As far as I know, Beethoven wrote
nothing for two pianos and orchestra, which is what *I* hear, at any
rate. So, a quick check of the Koechel catalogue shows me that Mozart
wrote a two-piano concerto, a work which would be new to me.
So I plump for that.