Schubert Impromptu No.2 in Eb Op.90

Schubert Impromptu No.2 in Eb Op.90

The second of Schubert’s first set of Impromptus from 1827, Op. 90, No. 2 (D. 899/2), begins with carefree rapidly flowing triplets in E flat major, but as the first section moves to its close, the harmonies turn darker.

The central section is a passionate dance in B minor building through bleak modulations to crashing fortissimo sforzandos. The outer section returns to E flat major through an exquisite modulation but is forever changed by the dark central B minor, and it comes as no surprise that the central dance returns as the piece’s end, but closing this time in Eb Minor.

This piece shows a contrast between flirtation and passion, between innocence and experience and would perfectly suit a project needing a classical vibe – but with contrasting content. Or of course, just use the sections that fit your project best!

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