142 No. [55] The allusion to the song "Der Wanderer" becomes fully explicit when, in the development section of the B♭ Sonata's opening movement, the new theme first presented in this section, undergoes a transformation (in bars 159–160) to become an almost literal quotation of the song's piano introduction. James Webster, "Schubert's Sonata Forms", part II, pp. The coda returns to the material of the development section but with stable tonality, dying out in a dark series of cadences in low register. Passages creating such an effect appear frequently in the last sonatas, mainly in the first and second movements. However, in the third movements and especially in the finales, this contrasting tonal realm is gradually integrated into its environment, bringing a sense of unity and resolution to the tonal conflict which was presented at the beginning of the sonata. 2 Bb minor, Opus 35 (1839) Part Tempo Duration Date Size MIDI Format 0 MP3 OGG Scores; 1. Once these contrasts are resolved at the finale, by intensive musical integration and the gradual transition from one tonality to the next, a sense of reconciliation, of acceptance and homecoming, is invoked. Menuetto. After a series of modulations, the exposition ends in the traditional relative major, E♭. [50] Another allusion to an earlier piano work appears in the middle of the sonata's slow movement: after the climax in the middle section of the Andantino, appears a passage (bars 147–158) that closely recalls bars 35–39 from the Impromptu in G♭ major, D. The exposition ends with a repeat sign. [68], It is often suggested that the Last Sonata, in B♭ major, is a farewell work in which Schubert faces his own death (somewhat analogous to the myths surrounding Mozart's Requiem); this is usually ascribed to the relaxed, meditative character which dominates the two opening movements. Two of these works, the First String Sextet and the Piano Quintet, contain specific features that resemble Schubert's B♭ Sonata. In this way, what had initially appeared to be a mere note-to-note plagiarism of Beethoven has eventually given way to a radically different continuation, one which invokes Schubert's own, idiosyncratic compositional style. Two harmonic devices are employed in the sonatas to create this effect: Harmonic manipulations of this kind create a sense of standstill, of arrest of time and motion; they often suggest a feeling of detachment, of entering a new dimension, independent of the preceding material, such as the realm of dreams and memories (if the preceding material is conceived as reality); some tonally detached passages may convey a feeling of an alienated, inhospitable environment, an exile (if the preceding material is conceived as home). According to these, the sonatas were written in two stages – a preliminary sketch (the first draft) and a full, mature final version (the fair copy). The finale has the same structure as that of the previous sonata. Schiff, "Schubert's Piano Sonatas", p. 191. The main rondo theme opens with an 'empty' octave on G, which resolves to C minor, subsequently interpreted as ii in B♭ major. [45], As regards the harmonic connections between the sonatas, all three sonatas prominently feature the keys of C major/C minor, D♭ major/C♯ minor, G♭ major/F♯ minor, A major and B♭ major/B♭ minor at points of structural significance. Biography . Kinderman, William, "Wandering Archetypes in Schubert's Instrumental Music". "On the contrary, his familiarity with Beethoven's works taught him to be different... Schubert relates to Beethoven, he reacts to him, but he follows him hardly at all. The third movement is somber, quite distinct from the typical atmosphere of dance movements. 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