Adagio in D-flat major, D.505 (Schubert, Franz)

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Misc. Notes The first edition can be found as part of the Revisionsbericht of the Breitkopf & Härtel Gesamtausgabe here (p.4-8). The basis for the text here is the first edition, although a few divergent readings in the copyist's manuscript suppressed in the first edition were drawn to the editor's attention by the critical commentary to the Henle Urtext edition.
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Work Title Adagio in D-flat major
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Composer Schubert, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. D.505 (Op.145 No.1)
Key D-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1818 (September ?)
First Publication. 1898 – Franz Schubert's Werke, Breitkopf & Härtel
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano

Misc. Comments

This is probably the otherwise missing second movement from the Piano Sonata in F minor, D.625.

This work was also transposed to E major and shortened to serve as an introduction to the Rondo in E major, D.506 by Diabelli in his 1848 edition of the latter work. That introduction contains b.1-15 of Schubert's original (slightly altered and transposed to E major) followed by a passage somewhat similar to b.44-49 of Schubert's original (but greatly altered and transposed to B major).

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