"It was a couple of Schubert Impromptus that followed, the C minor and the stream-like E-flat major"


Portrait of Franz Schubert (1827)
Public DomainPortrait of Franz Schubert (1827) - Credit: probably Anton Depauly

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly remembered for his 600 Lieder ('songs') which are compositions written as settings for romantic German poems.

An impromptu, as its name suggests, is a spontaneous musical composition, usually for a solo instrument.

Schubert's Impromptus are a series of eight solo pieces for the piano, composed in 1827. No's 1 and 2 are in C minor and E-flat major respectively.

Listen here to Schubert's Impromptu in C minor;

Listen here to Schubert's Impromptu in E-flat major.