Adagio in B minor (Mozart)
The Adagio in B minor for piano, K. 540, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a standalone composition for solo piano, and was entered into his Verzeichnis aller meiner Werke (Catalogue of all my Works) on March 19, 1788.
At 57 measures, the length of the piece is largely based on the performer's interpretation, including the decision of whether to do both repeats; it may last between 6½ and 12 minutes. The key of B minor is very rare in Mozart's compositions; it is used in only one other instrumental work, the slow movement from the Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K. 285.
- Adagio in h, KV 540: Score and critical report (German) in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
- Adagio in B minor: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
- on YouTube, played by Vladimir Horowitz on October 26, 1986, Orchestra Hall, Chicago
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