Edited posthumously in 1868 by Johannes Brahms, the "Three late piano pieces" D 946 were composed by Franz Schubert in 1828 - 6 months before his death - during the same period as other masterpieces such as the Mass in E flat major (D 950), the Symphony in C Major (the Great, D 944) and of course Schubert's artistic testament: the last three piano sonatas (D 958-960).
However, in addition of a modest title, those "Three late piano pieces" do not seem to be given the same favours than the aforementioned late Schubert's pieces. I find it hard to find interprets playing them regularly, either the three of them or individually. Maybe because they have to be considered as an unfinished cycle of impromptus, thus condemned to remain in the complete ones' shadow?
I find each of them musically as interesting as other impromptus, and at least as colourful. I am currently working on the 2nd piece Allegretto in E flat major: a Sturm und Drang concentrate, beautiful modulations...
What is your opinion about this cycle of pieces? Anyone has ever worked on them?