Rondo in B minor for violin and piano, D 895 (Schubert)

Franz Schubert composed his Rondo in B minor for violin and piano, D 895 in 1826 for the twenty-year-old Czech violinist Josef Slavík (who also commissioned Schubert's Fantasy in C, D 934 in 1827). It was the first piece for violin and piano that Schubert had composed for almost a decade. It was first performed by Slavík with the pianist Karl Maria von Bocklet in 1827. Artaria published the score in April 1827 as "Rondo brilliant, Op. 70".[1] The Rondo is the only one of Schubert's six violin-piano works to reach print during his lifetime.


The composition starts with an introductory "Andante", followed by an "Allegro" (A-B-A-C-A). The ensuing coda contains reminiscences of the theme of the "Andante" and of the "B" episode of the "Allegro". It ends in a section marked "Più mosso" in the score, in B major.



  1. Wigmore 2013, p. 7


  • Wigmore, Richard (2013). Schubert Complete Works for Violin and Piano (PDF) (CD). Hyperion Records. CDA67911/2.

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