Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Radcliffe, Philip. Schubert Piano Sonatas. London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1967.

Within a general survey of Schubert's piano sonatas, the author gives an example of the composer borrowing both from one of his own previous works and from one by Beethoven (p. 48). The theme of the rondo finale of the Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959, is taken from the central movement of Schubert's earlier Piano Sonata in A Minor, D. 537. However, the structure of the movement as a whole is closely modeled on that of the rondo in Beethoven's Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1.

Index Classifications: 1800s

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