Franz Schubert
Moment Musical
in F Minor, Op. 94 D. 780 No. 3

This delicate little "musical moment" has sometimes been labelled "Russian Air", but could equally be thought of as a typical Viennese mix of elegance and rustiqueness.

ID: 482
Key: F Minor
Year: 1828
Level: 7
Period: Early Romantic
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A Subtle Musical Moment

Ballet students from all over the world have likely danced to this charming piece. The left hand provides constant forward motion with staccato divided chords, while the right hand presents a melody with plenty of grace notes, parallel and secondary voices, making the whole slightly more demanding than you might think at a first glance. It is also a kind of exercise in soft playing – there is only one brief forte, lasting four bars, and the entire second page is marked pp or ppp.


The Moments Musicaux were published only a few months before Schubert’s death in 1828, but were composed sporadically in the years before. The best-known among them is No. 3, dating from 1823.

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[Video] Schubert - Moments Musicaux No. 3 in F minor by jacobson
Piece: Moments Musicaux D. 780 - No. 3 in F minor (Op. 94) Instrument: Yamaha Clavinova CLP-645 Polished Ebony

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Moment Musical in F Minor - Op. 94 No. 3 D. 780 is a piece by the early romantic composer Franz Schubert.
The composition was first published in 1828 and is included in Moments Musicaux by Schubert.