It has been observed throughout history that the artistic value of Schubert’s piano sonatas has even undervalued in the societies. There have always been discussions of Beethoven, Mozart but Schubert compositions are also in par with these composers but he is relatively less popular than these stalwarts. It has been found this his works have been paled in comparison with the significant achievements and appreciation. He was esp. proficient in creating music in the art world. This has been outshone by the greater historical significance of the piano sonatas. The three sonatas of D959 had not been known to many people. There is very less appreciation and undervaluation has been done to the original work of D959.
It was until 1920s when Schnabel began featuring them in his recitals that this work finally established its own status in repertoire. It was only after this times, some due recognition has been given to the works of Schubert sonata. It was only in the 1920s, the artistic and aesthetical value of Schubert’s Sonatas was finally recognized in the musicological research. It has been undeniable that Schubert’s Sonatas are the second greatest collection next to those of Beethoven. This shows the legitimacy and the genius of expression that is seen in the sonata of Schubert. One interesting commonality that has been observed between the works of Beethoven and the works of Schubert is that they are both open to new ideas and also open to innovative expressions.
After analyzing Schubert’s Sonatas dispassionately and objectively, it can be easily understood that he not only got rid of the influence from his great role model Beethoven. Who might even be excessively powerful to him, but also found his own development path. This is a true liberation for the artists to become a maestro in their fields of music. He was a maestro of the early romantic music and his works has a profound impact in the creation of the subsequent Romantic piano Sonatas.