Piano Sonata in B Flat Major K570
Piano Solo
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Solo - Sheet Music

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Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

SKU: HL.51480398

Piano Solo. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: 13. Classical. Softcover. 14 pages. G. Henle #HN398. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480398).

ISBN 9790201803982. UPC: 884088175917. 9.25x12.25x0.074 inches.

Those wishing to get to know Mozart's gentle, slightly elegiac side should play the opening movement of this lesser-known piano sonata K. 570. The second movement, too, marries the calm strains of horns with a somber melody in C minor. Only in the spirited B flat Major finale (“Allegretto”, in alla breve meter) does the mood shift to – restrained – gaiety. Strangely enough, this sonata was initially published (posthumously in 1796) as a vioin sonata, a version that is not at all hard on the ears. If we didnt have Mozart's autograph manuscript of the piano sonata (albeit only in fragments), along with his entry in his own catalog of works (Vienna, February 1789: “A sonata for piano solo.”), one might presume that this sonata in B flat Major existed as a genuine pair of twins (with and without violin accompaniment).

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About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Piano sonata, B flat major, KV 570 (Piano solo)