Toccata (Schumann)

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The Toccata in C major, Op. 7 by Robert Schumann, was completed in 1836.[1] The piece is in sonata-allegro form.[2]

When the work was completed in 1836, Schumann believed it was the "hardest piece ever written.[1] A series of chords introduce the main theme. The development features rapid unison octaves.

A typical performance of this piece lasts about six minutes.[2]

Schumann dedicated the work to his friend Ludwig Schuncke, who had dedicated his Grande Sonata in G minor, Op. 3, to Schumann.


  1. ^ a b "Schumann Toccata in C Major Op 7". Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b Louis, Sol. "Toccata for piano in C major, Op. 7". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 

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