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Mozart: Alla Turca K. 331 in A Minor

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart :
Alla Turca, K. 331
Alla Turca K. 331  in A Minor by Mozart piano sheet music
Key: A Minor Year: -
Level: 7 Period: Classical
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext
Recordings in Naxos Music Library

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Many would rank this as the single most effective movement in all of Mozart's piano sonatas. It has a quite unusual, complex form which is not immediately recognisable as the standard classical Rondo. Taken in very large chunks, it is constructed in an A-B-A-B-coda form, where each letter has several smaller sections inside. The A section is in the minor mode, and the B section plus coda in A major, like the two other movements of the sonata. This music is supposed to suggest an exotic military marching band, and so the character is something in between triumphant, showy and humorous. While the left hand uses pretty basic patterns of divided chords and occasional spread octaves, the right-hand engages in much delicate fingerwork, alternating with blocked and broken octaves.

Practice & Performance Tips:
Don't feel forced to play this movement extremely fast, even if that is what you hear in several recordings. After all, the tempo marking is Allegretto, not Allegro or Presto. Keep a steady pulse throughout; remember that the music is supposed to suggest a marching military band!

Play clearly and lightly in the sections marked piano (eighth-notes staccato), and save the heavier touch as well as the right pedal for the octave sections and the coda. The right hand chords in bars 97, 98, 103,104,116 and 117 should be... Sign up for a Gold membership to read the practice tips.

Alla Turca K. 331 in A Minor by Wolfgang Amadéus Mozart - piano sheet music to download and print instantly.

Alla Turca in A Minor - K. 331 is a piano piece by the classical composer Wolfgang Amadéus Mozart who lived between the years 1756 and 1791.
It is written during the Classical era and is included in Miscellaneous pieces by Mozart.
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