Saturday, June 27, 2015

First movement of Sonata No 11 in A major

Over the past few months, I have been learning the first movement of Sonata
 No. 11 in A Major by Mozart.  This piece has many different sections each taking on a different variation of the first section.  If you listen closely, you can hear the melody of the first variation in all of the other variations.  This piece has a gorgeous melody and I especially enjoy playing the first, second, and last variation. 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer who created many gorgeous operas, concertos, symphonies, and sonatas that helped build the beautiful music of the classical era. 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, and was the youngest son of Leopold Mozart, a composer and instructor. Music was an important part of his family and his father took Nannerl, Mozarts sister, and Mozart on tours around the country. Mozart was a child prodigy and from the age of four he could play full symphonies and by age 6 he was already composing pieces and performing in Vienna and other parts of Austria. He was best friends with Haydn which he later dedicated a composition to him. Throughout Mozart's life, he composed many pieces that were known throughout Europe and he traveled around Europe to perform his many works. Sadly, on December 5, 1791, Mozart died at age 35 from illness, leaving behind 600 compositions, including works for symphonies, the piano, and the opera. Some of these compositions are considered to be the finest works in the Classical period. 
My sister and I have both been learning a piece by Mozart so if you enjoy listening to Mozart, here is a link to her post. In a couple weeks I will be finished learning the third movement of this sonata called Turkish March so stay tuned.  

1 comment:

  1. Great job! Glad you aren't tone deaf like your auntie :).


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