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Schubert's 22 piano sonatas sketch a very illuminating pciture of the prematurely departed composer's compositional path. From the first essays of the gifted young 16- to 19-year old; one can trace a continuous development leading to the five great sonatas which he wrote in the years 1823 and 1826; and finally to the three masterworks written shortly before his death; which place him on a level with Beethoven as a composer of sonatas.Volume I of the three-volume Henle Urtext edition of Franz Schubert's piano sonatas contains seven sonatas from the two earlier periods as well; which all became known with opus numbers. Only two were published during Schubert's lifetime. The book opens with what is no doubt the best-known sonata of these two periods; the A-major Sonata D 664 op. post. 120. Given the length of time between the composition of each – 1817; 1823; 1825 – the works present a great diversity of forms and expression.Contents: Sonata in A Major; Op. post. 120; D 664 • Sonata in A minor; Op. 42; D 845 • Sonata in A minor; Op. post. 143; D 784 • Sonata in A minor; Op. post. 164; D 537 • Sonata in D Major; Op. 53; D 850 • Sonata in E-flat Major; Op. post. 122; D 568 • Sonata in B Major; Op. post. 147; D 575
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