Ständchen (Serenade) D. 957 No. 4 Piano Sheet Music

Franz Schubert

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  • Level 70/100 (Advanced)
  • Scoring Piano Solo
  • Genre Classical
  • Availability Download available Not available

Arrangements of Ständchen (Serenade) D. 957 No. 4

Franz Schubert Piano Solo D Minor6 70/100 (Advanced) £3.50
Other Arrangements
Franz Schubert Piano Solo D Minor2 38/100 (Ambitious) £3.00
Franz Schubert Piano Solo D Minor4 46/100 (Ambitious) £3.50
Franz Schubert Accompaniment D Minor4 55/100 (Ambitious) £3.00

Information about the piece

The song Ständchen (Serenade) D. 957 No. 4 is a mesmerizing creation of Austrian composer, Franz Schubert. Composed in 1828, this piece is one of the fourteen songs appearing in Schubert's collection titled Schwanengesang or Swan Song. Ständchen is considered a late composition as it belongs to the final phase of Schubert's career.

Renowned for its haunting melody and emotionally evocative text, this song is a testament to Schubert’s prowess as a leader in Lied, a distinct genre of German song. It showcases an intricate fusion of words and music, with each element enhancing the impact of the other.

Within the realm of musical theory, Ständchen offers a wealth of study. It's a masterpiece of harmonic complexity and melodic development, key characteristics of Romantic era compositions. Some distinct musical features of the piece include:

  • Use of legato and sostenuto techniques
  • An accompaniment composed of arpeggiated figures
  • The key modulating from D minor to D major and back
  • A contrasting B section, setting it in a rondo-like form

For piano players interested in playing this classic piece of music, an easy-to-intermediate version of the sheet music for Ständchen (Serenade) D. 957 No. 4 by Franz Schubert is available for purchase and download on our website.

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