Synopses & Reviews
Beloved for his lyric brilliance as well as his rhythmic and harmonic invention, Franz Schubert helped to pioneer the Romantic piano style and exercised a considerable influence over later composers. This convenient compilation of his shorter piano pieces offers a charming variety of impromptus, variations, waltzes, German dances, ecossaises, ländler, minuets, marches, and much more. Contents include selections from the Four Impromptus of 1827 and 1828 (D899 and D935), Drei Klavierstücke (D946), the miniatures known as Six Moments Musicaux (D780), Allegretto in C Minor (D915), and selections from the composer's more than 400 dances for solo piano.
Dover original compilation of works from Breitkopf & Härtel's Complete Works Edition.
Beloved for his wonderfully lyrical gift as well as for the innovations of form and harmony he brought to his music, Franz Schubert helped pioneer the Romantic piano style as he influenced later composers. This attractive compilation of his most accessible piano music displays that musical brilliance in a variety of his best-loved pieces.
Reproduced from the authoritative Breitkopf & Hartel editions, these gems include lively Scottish and German dances (the 11 Ecossaises and 12 Landler), the Scherzo in B-flat, the enormously popular Moments Musicaux, and four Impromptus from Op. 90 and Op. 142. These short classics are balanced by two of Schubert's greatest masterworks the Sonata in A Major, Op. 120, and the world-famous "Wanderer" Fantasy, a work whose new concepts of unified musical form influenced the sonatas and concertos of Franz Liszt."
Includes selections from the Four Impromptus of 1827 and 1828 (D. 899 and D. 935), Drei Klavierstücke (D. 946), Six Moments Musicaux (D. 780), Allegretto in C Minor (D. 915), and more.
About the Author
Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828) ranks among the greatest composers of the early Romantic era. Although he died at the age of 31 he was remarkably prolific, and his oeuvre includes more than 600 vocal works, seven complete symphonies, and a large body of piano and chamber music.
Table of Contents
Scherzo in B-flat major (D593/1)
Sonata in A Major (D664/Op. posth. 120)
I. Allegro moderato
"Wanderer" Fantasy (D760/Op. 15)
6 Moments Musicaux (D780/Op. 94)
No. 1 in C major
No. 2 in A-flat major
No. 3 in F minor
No. 4 in C-sharp minor
No. 5 in F minor
No. 6 in A-flat major
11 Ecossaises (D781)
12 Ländler (D790/Op. 171)
4 Impromptus (from Opp. 90 & 142/D899 & 935)
Impromptu in E-flat major (Op. 90 no. 2)
Impromptu in G-flat major (Op. 90 no. 3)
Impromptu in B-flat major (Op. 142 no. 3)
Impromptu in F minor (Op. 142 no. 4)
Allegretto in C minor, D915
3 Piano Pieces, D946
No. 1 in E-flat minor
No. 2 in E-flat major
No. 3 in C major