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Topic: Mozart Fantasia in C minor  (Read 2680 times)

Offline beethovenfan01

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Mozart Fantasia in C minor
on: March 22, 2017, 03:42:01 AM
I'm just curious about Mozart's Fantasia in C minor--it's my favorite piece by him, and I'd like to know more about it. Why is it so different from so many of his other works (I only know of a very, very, very few works that even come close in their depth, shadow, and emotion--Sonata in a minor, Concerto in D minor, C minor Sonata)? What event in his life drove him to write something so dark--after all, it seems to compete with anything Beethoven and Chopin wrote as far as emotion, and Mozart's style makes it all the more powerful. So can anyone explain this piece? Thanks!
Practicing:
Bach Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue
Beethoven Sonata Op. 10 No. 1
Shostakovich Preludes Op. 34
Scriabin Etude Op. 2 No. 1
Liszt Fantasie and Fugue on BACH

Offline dogperson

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Re: Mozart Fantasia in C minor
Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 10:17:19 PM
I agree that it is an awesome work, and it now goes on my list of 'must play soon'...   I did a little hunting around, as I too, was interested if there was any history, and found the information in the link below. Definitive?  probably not but interesting perspective

https://mozartschildren.wordpress.com/tag/mozart-fantasia-in-c-minor-k-475/

Offline beethovenfan01

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Re: Mozart Fantasia in C minor
Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 10:47:25 PM
Thanks, this is a helpful article ...   :) :) :)
Practicing:
Bach Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue
Beethoven Sonata Op. 10 No. 1
Shostakovich Preludes Op. 34
Scriabin Etude Op. 2 No. 1
Liszt Fantasie and Fugue on BACH
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