Piano Sonata No. 8 (Mozart)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310/300d, was written in 1778 and consists of three movements:

  1. Allegro maestoso, common time
  2. Andante cantabile con espressione, F major, 3/4
  3. Presto, 2/4

A typical performance takes about 22 minutes.

The A minor sonata is the first of only two Mozart piano sonatas in a minor key (the other being No. 14 in C minor, K. 457). It was written in one of the most tragic times of his life: his mother had just died.

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