Among the first Romantic era composers of Germany, Franz Schubert served as an important figure in the transition from the Classical era into the Romantic era. He is best known for his work in vocal music and establishing the German "Lieder" style of song. Vocal music was not his only specialty, however, and Schubert composed instrumental music as well. His Trio in Bb Major, D. 471 is one such example. It is in the middle of his catalog of compositions and offers a sound closer to that of a Classical era string trio. The trio is written for violin, viola, and cello and is one of three string trios that he wrote--all of which are written in the key of Bb Major. The trio divided into two movements: 1. Allegro and 2. Andante sostenuto.
Instrumentation: Violin, Viola, Cello