Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
A prolific Austrian composer, especially for the piano, Schubert wasn’t very well known or regarded as a composer during his short life.
Much of his work was unpublished including this now famous “impromptu”, written the year before he died, which was only finally published some 30 years later.
In fact Schubert wrote two sets of four impromptus for piano and this is the third in the first set, played by Alfred Brendel. The melody is hauntingly beautiful.
Impromptu No. 3 in G flat Major D899 Op 90