Piano Sonata No. 8 (Mozart)
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor
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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. The last movement in particular has an obsessive, haunted quality about it, heightened near the end by the interruption of the relentless drive to the conclusion by repeated and chilling quiet falling passages.
- Media related to Piano Sonata No. 8 (Mozart) at Wikimedia Commons
- Sonate in a KV 310 (300d): Score and critical report (German) in the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe
- Piano Sonata No. 8: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
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