A new derivation shows Schubert learning thematic work from a Beethoven sonata

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  • Nigel Nettheim The MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University

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https://doi.org/10.33871/23179937.2022.10.2.7098

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Schubert, Beethoven, derivation, theme, sonata-allegro form

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A newly discovered derivation of Schubert from Beethoven is presented: the piano sonata in B major D.575 IV from the piano sonata in A-flat major Op.26 II. A method for finding thematic derivations is first outlined. The present derivation shows Schubert learning to compose thematic material by following Beethoven’s example. The article increases our knowledge of Schubert after his early mastery of vocal composition, as he earnestly worked to learn the piano solo side of his craft. He needed to master three main areas:  logical manipulation of abstract musical material rather than text-based expression, sonata-allegro and related forms rather than song forms, and writing for the physical technique of solo piano performance rather than for voice with piano accompaniment. He had apparently received little or no training in those areas, and it is very instructive to see him making his own way.

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13.10.2022

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Nettheim, N. (2022). A new derivation shows Schubert learning thematic work from a Beethoven sonata. Revista Vórtex, 10(2), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.33871/23179937.2022.10.2.7098

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