Piano Sonata No. 15 (Mozart)

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Piano Sonata in F major
No. 15
by W. A. Mozart
Mozart drawing Doris Stock 1789.jpg
Drawing of Mozart in silverpoint by Dora Stock in 1789
Key F major
Catalogue K. 533
Style Classical period
Composed 1789 (1789)
Movements Three (Allegro, Andante, Rondo: Allegretto)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, KV 533 (494) (finished 3 January 1788) is a sonata in three movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante in B-flat major
  3. Rondo: Allegretto

A typical performance takes about 23 minutes.

The Rondo was originally a stand-alone piece composed by Mozart in 1786 (Rondo No. 2, K. 494 in the Köchel catalogue). In 1788, Mozart wrote the first two movements of K. 533 and incorporated a revised version of K. 494 as the finale, having lengthened it in order to provide a more substantial counterpart to the other two movements.[1]

Other arrangements[edit]

Edvard Grieg arranged this sonata for 2 pianos, by adding further accompaniment on the secondo part, whilst the primo part plays the original. [2] "In trying to 'impart to several of Mozart’s sonatas a tonal effect appealing to our modern ears', Grieg left a telling little document or two on just what those late nineteenth-century Norwegian ears expected. [3] A notable recording is that of Elisabeth Leonskaja accompanied by Sviatoslav RIchter.[4]


  1. ^ All Music Guide
  2. ^ "Piano Sonata No.15 in F major, K.533/494 (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus) - IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music". imslp.org. Retrieved 2018-07-17. 
  3. ^ hfinch (2013-01-09). "Mozart, arr Grieg Piano Sonatas". www.gramophone.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Elisabeth Leonskaja", Wikipedia, 2018-05-29, retrieved 2018-07-17 

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