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Piano Sonata a minor KV 310 (300d)

Piano Solo

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Piano solo - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Edited by Ernst Herttrich. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Pages: 19. Classical. Softcover. G. Henle #HN396. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480396).

Item Number: HL.51480396

9.25x12.25 inches.

This dark and tragic sonata in A minor, composed in Paris in 1778, tends to be linked with the death of Mozart's mother on 3 July 1778. While this of course cannot be ruled out, not a single concrete piece of authentic evidence exists that points to such a connection. Use of a minor tonality as the compositional realization of a personal experience of pain is a sort of interpretation that also falls considerably too short; Mozart's art is far too multifaceted for it to be pinned so one-dimensionally to his biography. The sole authoritative source for the Urtext edition of this much-loved and much-played sonata is Mozart's autograph manuscript (which in parts is difficult to decipher), as the first edition published in 1781 (together with K. 309 and 311) is riddled with errors.

About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)

4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.

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