Canal March

Franz Schubert's Andantino 

Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano

Franz Schubert( 1797–1828): Andantino, from Sonata in A Major D 959

In the autumn of 1828, while he contemplated how life was slipping away from him, Franz Schubert composed three monumental piano sonatas. The “Andantino” from the Sonata D 959 begins with a languid melody of weeping gestures. Against this, an impetuous section of extreme and violent sonorities develops before once again leading back to the varied repetition of the opening section. In this way, the ineffable destiny ultimately imposes its will.

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