|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart KV1 331, KV6 300i|
Piano Sonata no. 11 in A "Alla Turca"Piano Sonata in A major. 1778. Time: 19'00.
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All of the movements are in the key of A major or A minor; that is, the work is homotonal.
A typical performance takes about 24 minutes.
It is uncertain where and when Mozart composed the sonata; however, Vienna or Salzburg in around 1783 is currently thought to be most likely (Paris and dates as far back as 1778 have also been suggested).
The last movement, Alla Turca, popularly known as the Turkish Rondo or Turkish March, is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart's best-known piano pieces. It imitates the sound of Turkish Janissary bands, the music of which was much in vogue at that time. Various other works of the time imitate this music, including Mozart's own opera The Abduction from the Seraglio. For more on this style of work, see Turkish music (style)
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