Schubert’s Final Piece For Solo Piano

There are three classical music stations on my I phone I listen to at different times, Houston’s, Houston Public Media Classical, Seattle’s, King FM, and Portland’s, All Classical Portland. About a week ago, and excuse me for forgetting which one, but on one of these stations I heard this beautiful piano sonata that sounded like a Franz Schubert piano piece. And I was right-it was Schubert’s final piano sonata and the announcer informed us that this would be the final piece Schubert composed, just weeks before his death on November 19, 1828. Born January 31, 1797, sadly Schubert died at the too young age of 31.

Franz Schubert final piece, a piece for solo piano, his Piano Sonata D 960 [along with his sonatas D 958 and D959] were not published until 10 years after his death, in 1838-1839.

Schubert’s Piano Sonata in Bb Major, D 960, had four movements: 1. Molto Moderato, 2. Andante Sostenuto, 3. Scherzo-Trio, and 4. Allegro ma non troppo-Presto.

Since I am not sure which classical music radio station gave me this great information and played this great Schubert Piano Sonata, I will give credit to all three: Houston Public Media Classical; King FM; and All Classical Portland!

Please turn up the volume and enjoy Franz Schubert’s last piece for solo piano completed shortly before his death. It is a beautiful, exquisite piece for the piano!

Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata #21 in Bb Major:

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