The piano sonatas of Franz Schubert are characterized by the supremely lyrical greatness that distinguishes all of this composer's work. The unfailing melody, the fresh modulations, and the emotional range -- from blissful contentment to pensive melancholy -- of these works place them firmly among the undisputed piano classics. This volume, reproduced directly from Series 10 of the definitive Breitkopf & H rtel Schubert-Gesammtausgabe, contains all fifteen of Schubert's piano sonatas: the charming early sonatas, the groundbreaking sonatas of the early 1820s, right up to the brilliant final sonatas. Noteheads in this edition have been reproduced in a size large enough to be read easily at the keyboard, and margins and spaces between staves are conveniently wide to permit written notes, harmonic analysis, fingerings, and running measure numbers. Essential to all classical pianists, this edition is also practical for study, reference, enjoyment -- virtually any use.
Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828) was the first of the great Romantics. In addition to his nine symphonies, he wrote more than 600 Lieder (songs) as well as piano pieces, operas, and chamber music.