Adagio in B minor (Mozart)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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.

Analysis[edit]

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.

The Austrian composer and academic Gerhard Präsent has made an arrangement for string quartet in four movements Fantasy Quartet in D in which this piece acts as the third one.[1]

The autograph[2] is at the Stiftelsen Musikkulturens Främjande (sv) Library, Stockholm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.alea.at
  2. ^ "RISM" (in German). Retrieved September 2, 2012. 

External links[edit]