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Schubert—Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major

Lecture no. 7 from the course: The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

Schubert—Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major

Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg | 47 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

Among relevant details of the composer’s life, learn about Schubert’s tragic struggle with ill health, Beethoven’s influence as a role model, and the importance of song in the character of Schubert’s music. In the beloved B-flat Major Sonata, delineate the three ravishing thematic melodies that compose the first movement. Savor the nostalgic melancholy and slow-changing harmonies of the three-part andante, the harmonic flight of the scherzo, and the great expressive range of the final rondo.

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