Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756-1791)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart was probably the first keyboard player whose performing career was devoted entirely to the piano. His father was considered the greatest music teacher in Europe and exploited young Mozart as a performing prodigy. A typical concert by Mozart, the child, included sight-reading, improvising his own variations, composing and conducting symphonic music “on the spot”. He wrote 27 piano concertos, although the first 4 are now known to have been arrangements of other composers. Mozart’s 19 piano sonatas are central to the modern concert repertoire. But he also composed variations, rondos, and fantasies. Most students perform the Sonata in C K. 545 and the Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Sonatas

  • Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, K. 279
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro
  • Piano Sonata No. 2 in F major, K. 280
    1. Allegro assai
    2. Adagio
    3. Presto
  • Piano Sonata No. 3 in B-flat major, K. 281
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante amoroso
    3. Rondo (allegro)
  • Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 282
    1. Adagio
    2. Menuetto I-II
    3. Allegro
  • Piano Sonata No. 5 in G major, K. 283
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Presto
  • Piano Sonata No. 6 in D major, K. 284
    1. Allegro
    2. Rondo and Polonaise (andante)
    3. Theme with variations
  • Piano Sonata No. 7 in C major, K. 309
    1. Allegro con spirito
    2. Andante un poco adagio
    3. Rondo (allegretto grazioso)
  • Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310
    1. Allegro maestoso
    2. Andante cantabile con espressione
    3. Presto
  • Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K. 311
    1. Allegro con spirito
    2. Andantino con espressione
    3. Rondeau (allegro)
  • Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330
    1. Allegro moderato
    2. Andante cantabile
    3. Allegretto
  • Piano Sonata No. 11 “Turkish March” in A major, K. 331
    1. Andante grazioso – a theme with six variations
    2. Menuetto – a minuet and trio
    3. Alla Turca: Allegretto in A minor
  • Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K. 332
    1. Allegro
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegro assai
  • Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante cantabile
    3. Allegretto grazioso
  • Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457
    1. Molto allegro
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegro assai
  • Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K. 533/494
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Rondeau Allegro
  • Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Rondo
  • Piano Sonata No. 17 in F major, K. 570
    1. Allegro
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegretto
  • Piano Sonata No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 570
    1. Allegro
    2. Adagio
    3. Allegretto

Other

  • Fantasy in C minor, K. 397
  • Fantasy in D minor, K. 475
  • Rondo in C major
  • Rondo in D major, K. 382
  • Twinkle Variations
  • Viennese Sonatina 1 in C- First Movement
  • Concerto No. 5 in D K. 175
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante ma un poco adagio
    3. Allegro
  • Concerto No. 8 in C K. 246
    1. Allegro aperto
    2. Andante
    3. Rondo-Tempo di Menuetto