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
KeyF major
CatalogueK. 533
StyleClassical period
MovementsThree (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]

Opening of the sonata

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.


  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.

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