Piano Sonata in B major, D 575 (Schubert)

The Piano Sonata in B major D 575 by Franz Schubert is a sonata for solo piano, posthumously published as Op. 147 and given a dedication to Sigismond Thalberg by its publishers. Schubert composed the sonata in August 1817.


I. Allegro ma non troppo (B major)

Uses a four-key exposition (B major, G major, E major, F-sharp major).[1]

II. Andante (E major)

III. Scherzo: Allegretto – Trio (G major, D major)

IV. Allegro giusto (B major)

The work takes approximately 24 minutes to perform.

Daniel Coren has noted that the first movement of this sonata is the only such movement in Schubert's sonatas where the recapitulation is an exact transposition of the exposition.[2]


  1. ^ Newbould, Brian (1999). Schubert: The Music and the Man. University of California Press. p. 106. ISBN 9780520219571.
  2. ^ Coren, Daniel (1974). "Ambiguity in Schubert's Recapitulations". The Musical Quarterly. LX (4): 568–582. doi:10.1093/mq/LX.4.568.


  • Tirimo, Martino. Schubert: The Complete Piano Sonatas. Vienna: Wiener Urtext Edition, 1997.

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Piano sonatas (2 hands) by Franz Schubert
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