The Impromptus and Moments musicaux for Piano

by Franz Schubert (Austria 1797-1828)

An Analysis with Suggestions for Interpretation 
by Joseph Bloch & Peter Coraggio


A. Introduction to Schubert

A Brief Biography of Franz Schubert
The Spirit of Schubert/An Overview of His Style
Origin of the Impromptus & Short Character Works
The Influence and Importance of the Lied
Schubert's Melodic Genius
Classical Forms
Schubert's Musical Texture
Categories of Schubert's Works for Piano
Why Study the Impromptus and Moments musicaux?
The Editions and Catalogue Numbers
Schubert's Piano Compositions
Schubert's Pianos
Schubert's Counterpoint
Schubert's Harmony
Schubert's Ornamentation
The Influence of the 19th Century Etudes
The Influence of Beethoven

B. Analysis of Works

Four Impromptus, Opus 90, D.899 (1827)

#1 in C minor, Allegro molto moderato
#2 in Eb Major, Allegro
#3 in Gb Major, Andante
#4 in Ab minor/Ab Major, Allegretto

Four Impromptus, Opus Post. 142, D935 (1827)

#1 in F minor, Allegro moderato
#2 2 in Ab Major, Allegretto
#3 in Bb Major, Andante
#4 in F minor, Allegro scherzando

Moments musicaux, Opus 94, D.780 (1823-1828)

#1 in C Major, Moderato
#2 in Ab Major, Andantino
#3 in F minor, Allegretto moderato
#4 in C# minor, Moderato
#5 in F minor, Allegro vivace
#6 in Ab Major, Allegretto

Drei Klavierstucke (Impromptus), D.946 (1828)

#1 in Eb minor, Allegro assai/Andante/Andantino
#2 in Eb Major, Allegretto
#3 in C Major, Allegro

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