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Piano Sonatas, Volume I
Piano Solo Sheet Music Book
By Franz Schubert

Piano (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by Paul Mies. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical. Collection (softcover). With introductory text and performance notes. 163 pages. G. Henle #HN146. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480146).

Item Number: HL.51480146

ISBN 9790201801469. 9x12 inches.

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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About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Sonata, A major, op. post. 120 D 664 (Piano solo)  Composed by Franz Schubert
  • Sonata, A minor, op. 42 D 845 (Piano solo)  Composed by Franz Schubert
  • Sonata, A minor, op. post. 143 D 784 (Piano solo)  Composed by Franz Schubert
  • Sonata, A minor, op. post. 164 D 537 (Piano solo)  Composed by Franz Schubert
  • Sonata, D major, op. 53 D 850 (Piano solo)  Composed by Franz Schubert
  • Sonata, E flat major, op. post. 122 D 568 (Piano solo)  Composed by Franz Schubert
  • Sonata, B major, op. post. 147 D 575 (Piano solo)  Composed by Franz Schubert
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Josephine McGrath
    Redmond, WA
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  • March 23, 2007 Henle does well in Schubert edition

    The Schubert Piano Sonatas printed by Henle are easy on the eyes to read, used with good paper, has a nice table of contents (with actual excerpts of the beginnings of each sonata) and most importantly, scholarly, including dates of completion, publication, and notes about manuscripts and autographs in the...

    back of each Piano Sonata.

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