Piano Trio No. 1 (Schubert)

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The Trio No. 1 in B-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D. 898, was written by Franz Schubert in 1827. The composer finished the work in 1828, in the last year of his life.[1][2] It was published in 1836 as Opus 99, eight years after the composer's death. Like the E-flat major trio, it is an unusually large scale work for piano trio, taking around 40 minutes in total to perform.


The piano trio contains four movements:

The third movement is in the classical minuet form, with the trio section resembling a relaxed waltz. The principal theme of the last movement resembles that of one of Schubert's songs, "Skolie".[3]


  1. ^ Sleeve note of the Supraphon CD (SU 3959-2)
  2. ^ Gibbs p. 187
  3. ^ Einstein pp. 278-279


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