Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d) (1778) is a sonata in three movements:
- Allegro maestoso
- Andante cantabile con espressione
A typical performance takes about 22 minutes.
The A minor sonata is the first of only two Mozart piano sonatas to have been composed in a minor key. Written around the time of the death of Mozart's mother, it is the darkest of his piano sonatas. 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.
Piano sonatas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
No. 1 in C major, K. 279 · No. 2 in F major, K. 280 · No. 3 in B-flat major, K. 281 · No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 282 · No. 5 in G major, K. 283 · No. 6 in D major, K. 284 · No. 7 in C major, K. 309 · No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 · No. 9 in D major, K. 311 · No. 10 in C major, K. 330 · No. 11 in A major, K. 331 · No. 12 in F major, K. 332 · No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333 · No. 14 in C minor, K. 457 · No. 15 in F major, K. 533/494 · No. 16 in C major, K. 545 · No. 17 in B-flat major, K. 570 · No. 18 in D major, K. 576
List of solo piano compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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