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Mozart: Sonata K 545

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Wolfgang Amadéus Mozart - Sonatas :
Sonata, K. 545
Sonata K. 545  in C Major by Mozart piano sheet music
Key: C Major Published: 1788
Level: 6 Period: Classical
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piano music mp3 recording Sonata K. 545 1st mvt - FREE SAMPLE (mp3 file)
piano music mp3 recording Sonata K. 545 2nd mvt - FREE SAMPLE (mp3 file)
piano music mp3 recording Sonata K. 545 3rd mvt - FREE SAMPLE (mp3 file)

Flawless simplicity for fastidious beginners

The Sonata in C major K 545 is sometimes referred to as "Sonata facile" or "Sonata semplice" – which both mean the Easy Sonata. Indeed, Mozart referred to it in his work catalogue (June 26, 1788) "as a little Piano Sonata for beginners". The manuscript of this charming and delicate work is sadly lost, and it was not published during the composer's lifetime; the first edition appeared in 1805. Supposedly, Mozart intended the piece to be used for teaching, but we don't know anything else about the circumstances of its composition. The three movements are all very short, but despite its modest scale and the fact that it wasn't made public during Mozart's life, this is nevertheless a flawless and remarkable work of a mature master, who in the same summer wrote his last three symphonies.

Practice & Performance Tips:
A very important element of the first movement are the scales and broken chords, moving constantly up and down the keyboard. Strive to shape these "wave patterns" musically. The suble shading of dynamics and timing that is needed to phrase this kind of music beautifully needs a loose and flexible wrist and arm. Unless this is achieved, the fingers will only be... Sign up for a Gold membership to read the practice tips.

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xx do you use pedal for mozart k545?
February 28, 2011, 01:03:22 AM by nadia goh

i am learning mozart k545 at the moment. may i know, do u use pedal with this piece?

xx Mozart kv545
January 23, 2011, 06:03:56 PM by caioramos

Hey guys!

I love this one, and I was wondering how difficult it is for a begginer.
I heard the second movement is much easier than the first one.

Any suggestions?

Also, seems very long for a begginer


xx Form and Analysis of Mozart Rondo: Allegretto, 3rd mvt. Sonata in C K. 545
January 14, 2011, 07:13:14 PM by music32


I had to complete the cycle of movements, as I left off with second mvt.

xx Perhaps this post belongs here. Mozart Sonata in C..Harmonic Rhythm and Phrasing
December 29, 2010, 04:11:43 PM by music32


part two is linked at the site.

Part three is on its way.

Shirley K

xx Blogging about Mozart Sonata in C, K. 545, video/Harmonic Rhythm and Phrasing
December 29, 2010, 12:46:23 PM by music32

I've posted part and part 2 at the same blog site below:


has embedded videos.. Part 3 (on Development and Recap) should follow later today or tomorrow

Shirley K

xx Video: Mozart K545 1st Movement
December 16, 2010, 04:18:34 PM by pbhattac

My attempt at this beautiful piece. I will start working to improve on it once I get your feedbacks. Thanks.

xx Mozart K545, easy!?
April 11, 2008, 10:46:52 AM by feddera

I haven't played any Mozart, and I'm looking for a piece to start with. After reading around the forum, I got the impression that Mozart's sonata in C major, K545, is considered an "easy" piece. (grade 5, or whatever)

Judging from the score and a recording (Gould's), this doesn't look or sound easy at all! The tempo of the first movement has to be around 120 bpm, with nonstop 16th-notes and long trills. And everything has to be super-even. In fact, to me this looks harder than Beethoven's op2.1. Is it just my technique that is weird, or am I missing something else? Exactly what is making this sonata easy?

xx Can someone explain to me how to do the trills in PIano sonata k545 by mozart?
February 22, 2008, 01:42:16 AM by ilovemusik

Particularly in measure 4 and measure 15.


xx Mozart Sonata in C
January 28, 2008, 05:10:05 AM by violinist


The "simple" Mozart Sonata.  I guess this is the first movement.  It's the only one in the beginning piano book I have.

xx Which is easier?
October 11, 2006, 07:18:27 PM by stormx

- Beethoven sonata Op.49 n°1

- Beethoven sonata Op.49 n°2

- Mozart sonata K545

I have been playing for 2 years, and my teacher says i can tackle any of them, but i am not so sure  Undecided

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