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Franz Schubert - Sonata in B major, D. 575

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Among Schubert's earlier sonatas none is more boldly experimental than the B major, D. 575. with its wide-leaping main theme and its sudden switches in harmonic direction. Schubert's autograph has been lost, and we owe the work's survival to the fact that his childhood friend Alben Stadler made a copy for the young pianist Josefine von Koller, who, according to Schubert, was 'very pretty, plays the piano well, and is going to sing several of my songs'.

I. Allegro, ma non troppo

II. Andante

III. Scherzo, allegretto

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