Six moments musicaux (Schubert)

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Six moments musicaux, D. 780 (Op. 94) is a collection of six short pieces for solo piano composed by Franz Schubert. The movements are as follows:

  1. Moderato in C major
  2. Andantino in A major
  3. Allegro moderato in F minor (ends in F major)
  4. Moderato in C minor
  5. Allegro vivace in F minor (ends in F major)
  6. Allegretto in A major (ends on an open octave in an A minor context)

Along with the Impromptus, they are among the most frequently played of all Schubert's piano music, and have been recorded many times. No. 3 in F minor has been arranged by Leopold Godowsky and others.

It has been said that Schubert was deeply influenced in writing these pieces by the Impromptus, Op. 7, of Jan Václav Voříšek (1822).[1][2]

They were published by Leidesdorf in Vienna in 1828, under the title "Six Momens [sic] musicals [sic]". The correct French forms are now usually used – moments (instead of momens), and musicaux (instead of musicals). The sixth number was published in 1824 in a Christmas album under the title Les plaintes d'un troubadour.[2]

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  1. ^ Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 5th ed. 1954
  2. ^ a b Naxos Archived 2009-03-14 at the Wayback Machine

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