Aquinas Scranton Archives

ranz Schubert composed the next piece in 1824 entitled “Arpeggione Sonata D. 821.” It featured Gonzalez and Wu and included three movements. The first movement, “Allegro Moderato,” began gracefully with the piano, and the viola followed and ended with Gonzalez plucking his viola. The second movement, “Adagio,” began with the piano, while Gonzalez plucked his viola. It was a very deep and slow- sounding movement. The piano and viola started to die out and the viola finished strongly. The last movement, “Allegretto,” started very fast by implementing slower sustained notes with slurring and faster, louder sounds. The movement ended with a strong soft finish and with the viola in sync with the piano.

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