Franz Schubert
in A-flat Major, Op. 142 No. 2

The peaceful serenity of this Impromptu seems to point back to Schubert's greatest idol Beethoven and the first movements of two of the latter's more lyrical Sonatas, both in A flat major: opp. 26 and 110.

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Franz Schubert - Impromptus:

Op. 142 No. 2

Key: A-flat Major
Year: 1827
Level: 7
Period: Early Romantic
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Gentle Remembrances

In the outer sections of this Impromptu, Schubert dreamily spins a relaxed musical dance. The very opening is similar to the theme of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in A-flat, Op. 26, one of Schubert's many references to a composer he admired intensely. The gentle middle section with driving triplets hinting at a hidden melody is a wonderful example of Schubert's ability to open up magical vistas through surprising modulations.


Schubert's eight Impromptus were probably composed at least in part during the composer's stay in Dornbach in the summer of 1827, just over a year before his death. The second set of four Impromptus was published posthumously as Op. 142 in 1839.

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This piece is composed by Franz Schubert and was published in 1827. Title: Impromptu, Op. 142 No. 2 in A-flat Major from Impromptus. The difficulty level if graded by ABRSM would be approximately 7 and it belongs to the Early Romantic period.