Piano Sonata in A minor, D. 845 (Schubert)

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The Piano Sonata in A minor, D. 845 (Op. 42) by Franz Schubert is a sonata for solo piano, composed in May 1825.


I. Moderato

A minor

II. Andante poco moto

C major. (4 measures missing after measure 43)

III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Trio: Un poco più lento

A minor

IV. Rondo: Allegro vivace

A minor

The first movement is in sonata form though with ambiguity over the material in the development and the beginning of the recapitulation.[1]

The second movement is in variation form. Noted performers of the work in the 19th century included Hans von Bülow, who played the sonata in both Europe and the USA.[2]

Daniel Coren has discussed the nature of the recapitulation in the first movement of this sonata.[3]


  1. ^ Tania Halban (2 September 2013). "Schubert’s Sonata Form: analysis of Schubert’s A minor Piano Sonata D.845". Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  2. ^ Gould, John (Winter 2005). "What Did They Play?: The Changing Repertoire of the Piano Recital from the Beginnings to 1980". The Musical Times (Musical Times Publications Ltd.) 146 (1893): 61–76. doi:10.2307/30044125. JSTOR 30044125. 
  3. ^ Coren, Daniel (1974). "Ambiguity in Schubert's Recapitulations". The Musical Quarterly LX (4): 568–582. doi:10.1093/mq/LX.4.568. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 

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