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Rondo in A Major D.951 (Two Flutes)


Composer: Schubert, Franz

Rondo in A Major D.951 (Two Flutes & Piano)  By Franz Schubert, Arranged by Robert Stallman, Published by Edition Svitzer (2015)

Schubert composed the A Major Rondo for piano four-hands in June of 1828, only months before his death at age 32. Like Mozart’s astounding creative burst in the final months of his brief life, Schubert’s early death was preceded by an equally amazing spurt of compressed creative energy. In the span of ten months, as if driven by an overpowering inner force, he composed some of his greatest music: the last three piano Sonatas, the Klavierstücken, the String Quintet in C Major, the “Great” Symphony, the Mass in Eb Major and the Swan Song. The A Major Rondo was written while Schubert worked feverishly on the Eb Major Mass. It was published by Artaria in Vienna a month after his death.

Duration: 10 minutes.