Felix Delbruck wrote:
>Of course the composer decides what structure his piece should have. My
>question was and is: how important a role does the *repeat* play within
In the specific case of Schubert's D960, surely it's very important?
There's music in the lead-back from the end of the exposition to the
start which doesn't appear anywhere else in the movement. If the
exposition repeat isn't played, that passage is never heard.
To my mind, that's reasonable evidence that Schubert not only wanted the
exposition repeat to be played but expected that in practice it would be.
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