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Topic: Mozart's fantasy in c minor and sonata 14?  (Read 5859 times)

Offline CDS814

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Mozart's fantasy in c minor and sonata 14?
on: January 19, 2004, 04:16:07 AM
I recently acquired some sheet music (the afforementioned) and was wondering if these two pieces are meant to be played together, or if its just something that the publisher did to save money/space

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Re: Mozart's fantasy in c minor and sonata 14?
Reply #1 on: January 19, 2004, 07:18:27 AM
My incredibly unreliable Schirmer (I have only first volume Henle  :( ) titles it "Fantasia and Sonata", which probably implies they were meant to be together. Are K numbers chronological? If so the fantasia was after the sonata, K475 and K457 respectively... seems like Mozart wrote the fantasia and tacked it on as a prelude-type thing.
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Re: Mozart's fantasy in c minor and sonata 14?
Reply #2 on: January 19, 2004, 01:30:27 PM
Rach3 is right.

Mozart composed his Sonata in C minor (k 457) in 1784 – 1785 (published in 1785). He then decided to write a fantasy in the same key to come before the sonata. The sonata was finished first – about six months before the Fantasy (k 475).

Are they meant to be played together? There is a lot of debate about this. Mozart certainly thought so, but each piece stands well on its own. Brendel for instance is so determined that they should not be played together that during his 1991 Mozart recitals he inserted the B minor Adagio (K 540) in between them. Other pianists think that both pieces have more impact if played together. So, choose your side.

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Re: Mozart's fantasy in c minor and sonata 14?
Reply #3 on: January 20, 2004, 02:57:55 PM
Arrau did not play them together,
Ed
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