Classic Cat



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   KV1 397, KV6 385g

Fantasy in D minor for Piano KV397

Fantasy in D minor. 1782. Time: 7'30.


Buy sheetmusic for this work at SheetMusicPlus

Fantasia No. 3 in D minor, K. 397 (Fantasy in English, Fantasie in German) is a piece of music for solo piano composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1782. Despite being unfinished at Mozart's death, the piece is nonetheless one of his more popular compositions for the piano. Because of its somewhat unusual rhythm, its constantly changing tempo (seven different tempi occur throughout the piece, some of which are quite fast, including the three meter-less cadenzas), and its complete lack of any recognizable musical form (as indicated by the "Fantasy" title), the Fantasia is considered to be a relatively challenging piece to perform.

The original manuscript has not survived and the final measures of the piece have been lost. The ending as it currently exists is believed to have been written by August Eberhard Müller, one of the composer's admirers.[1]

The Fantasia runs to just over 100 measures, and a full performance takes approximately seven minutes.


  1. ^ Hirsch, Paul. “A Mozart Problem.” Music and Letters 25, 4 (1944): 209–12.

External links

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Fantasia_No._3_(Mozart)". Allthough most Wikipedia articles provide accurate information accuracy can not be guaranteed.

Our dream: to make the world's treasury of classical music accessible for everyone. See the about page on how we see the future.
Help us with donations or by making music available!

Contact     Privacy policy    Looking for classical mp3 downloads? We index the free-to-download classical mp3s on the internet.
©2023 Classic Cat - the classical music directory
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale