Franz Schubert   D 459

Sonata No.3 in E "Fünf Klavierstücke"

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The Piano Sonata No. 3 in E major D. 459 is a work for solo piano, composed by Franz Schubert in 1816. It was first published in 1843, after the composer's death, by Carl August Klemm in Leipzig.[1] Unusual for piano sonatas of this time period, the sonata is in five movements. Because of this, the first publisher named the work Fünf Klavierstücke.

Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl has noted that Klemm had compiled the movements for his 1843 publication of this work from a number of different Schubert compositions. Furthermore, she notes the "fragmentary" nature of the work, because Schubert had broken off the sonata at the close of its development section.[1]


  • I. Allegro moderato : E major : with particular form like Mozart (recapitulation in the subdominant)
  • II. Scherzo : E major
  • III. Adagio : C major
  • IV. Scherzo con trio : A major
  • V. Allegro patetico : E major

Daniel Coren has summarised the nature of the recapitulation in the fourth movement of this sonata.[2]


  1. ^ a b Lindmayr-Brandl, Andrea (2000). "Die "wiederentdeckte" unvollendete "Sonate in E" D 459 und die "Fünf Klavierstücke" von Franz Schubert". Archiv für Musikwissenschaft (Franz Steiner Verlag) 57 Jahrg. (H.2.): 130–150. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  2. ^ Coren, Daniel (1974). "Ambiguity in Schubert's Recapitulations". The Musical Quarterly LX (4): 568–582. doi:10.1093/mq/LX.4.568. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 

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