Sonata in Eb Major, D. 568
Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
For flute and piano
Transcribed and edited by Robert Stallman
Published by International Music Co.
This work is a transcription of Schubert's early Piano Sonata in Eb originally written in 1817 in the bold key of Db major. Rarely performed, the Eb Piano Sonata is one of Schubert's most radiant and engaging depictions of springtime. With fresh melodic ideas and daring harmonic curiosity, the composer celebrates the season he loves, blending the sounds of nature with waltzes and Hungarian Gypsy music. Aside from a grief-laden Andante, the work reads like a daydream of blissful times.