|Composition Year||Adagio: September 1818 (?); Rondo: 1816 (August ?) or June 1817 (?)|
|Genre Categories||; ; ;|
|Work Title||Rondo in E major, D.506|
|Alternative. Title||Adagio and Rondo in E major|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||D.506 (Op.145 No.2)|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IFS 620|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||Adagio: September 1818 (?); Rondo: 1816 (August ?) or June 1817 (?)|
|First Publication.||1848 – Diabelli|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Extra Information||The Adagio is a shortened and transposed (from D♭ major) version of D.505 (by the publisher Anton Diabelli ?). The original version was first printed 1897 in the "Revisions-Bericht".|
The Adagio introduction does not belong to the Rondo proper and was probably inserted by Diabelli. It is a transposed and abridged version of Schubert's original (D.505), which was intended to be the second movement of the Piano Sonata in F minor, D.625. This would suggest a composition date for the Adagio of September 1818, along with the remainder of the F minor sonata.
The Rondo has been variously suggested to be the fourth movement of the Piano Sonata in E minor, D.566, or to be the third movement and finale of another sonata (the first movement being the third of the 3 Klavierstücke D.459A and the second movement being the Adagio in C major D.349. The former suggestion would give a probable dating of June 1817; the latter would give a dating sometime in 1816 (perhaps August?).
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