Piano Sonata No. 5 (Mozart)

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Piano Sonata in G major
No. 5
by W. A. Mozart
Martini bologna mozart 1777.jpg
The young composer, a 1777 copy of a lost painting
Key G major
Catalogue K. 283 / 189h
Style Classical period
Composed 1774 (1774)
Movements Three (Allegro, Andante in C major, Presto)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 5 in G major, K. 283 / 189h, (1774) is a piano sonata in three movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante in C major
  3. Presto

This sonata is part of the earliest group of sonatas that Mozart published in the mid-1770s. The first movement is a sonata-allegro movement that is concise, with an economy of materials. The development section is a mere 18 measures long. The shorter length and moderate technical demands make it an ideal piece for early-advanced study and performance.

A typical performance takes twelve to eighteen (Richter) minutes.

The work was written down during the visit Mozart paid to Munich for the production of his La finta giardiniera from late 1774 to the beginning of the following March.

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