Piano Sonata in E-flat major, D 568 (Schubert)

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The Piano Sonata in E-flat major D 568 by Franz Schubert is a sonata for solo piano. It is a revision and completion of the Sonata in D-flat major D. 567. The D-flat major version was composed in June 1817, while the E-flat major revision and completion, published in 1829 after Schubert's death as Op. posth. 122, dates from sometime around 1826.[1]


I. Allegro moderato

E-flat major

II. Andante molto

G minor

III. Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio

E-flat major

IV. Allegro moderato

E-flat major

This sonata is a transposition and elaboration of the Piano Sonata in D-flat, D. 567.[2]

Daniel Coren summarized the nature of the recapitulation in the first movement of this sonata as "syncopated primary material."[3]


  1. ^ Henle, p. 6
  2. ^ Gibbs p. 156
  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. 


  • Tirimo, Martino. Schubert: The Complete Piano Sonatas. Vienna: Wiener Urtext Edition, 1997.


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Piano sonatas (2 hands) by Franz Schubert
Preceded by
Sonata in A minor (D. 537)
AGA, Series 10 (15 sonatas)
No. 7
Succeeded by
Sonata in A minor (D. 784)
Preceded by
Sonata in D-flat major (D. 568)
21 Sonatas numbering system
No. 7 (v. 2)
Succeeded by
Sonata in F-sharp minor (D. 571)
Wiener Urtext Edition (21 Sonatas)
No. 8
23 Sonatas numbering system
No. 9