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Encyclopedia > Piano Sonata No. 11 (Mozart)
The first two bars of Sonata in A, K331

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331 is a sonata in 3 (three) movements: Image File history File links MozartExcerptK331. ... Image File history File links MozartExcerptK331. ... Bologna Mozart - Mozart age 21 in 1777, see also: face only Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (IPA: , baptized Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart) (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. ... Sonata (From Latin and Italian sonare, to sound), in music, literally means a piece played as opposed to cantata (Latin cantare, to sing), a piece sung. ... In music, a movement is a large division of a larger composition or musical form. ...

  1. Andante grazioso - a theme with six variations
  2. Menuetto - a minuet and trio
  3. Alla Turca: Allegretto

It is not known for certain exactly where and when Mozart composed the sonata - in Vienna or Salzburg in around 1783 is currently thought to be most likely, though Paris and dates as far back as 1778 have also been suggested. In music, variation is a formal technique where material is altered during repetition; reiteration with changes. ... A minuet, sometimes spelled menuet, is a social dance of French origin for two persons, usually in 3/4 time. ... “Wien” redirects here. ...   (Austro-Bavarian: SÃ¥izburg) is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that List of visitor attractions in Paris be merged into this article or section. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The last movement, Alla Turca or popularly known as the Turkish Rondo is often heard on its own, and is one of the most well known of all Mozart's works. 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 Turkish music influences, see Turkish music (style). Adante grazioso has many other variations by various musicians. The Janissaries comprised infantry units that formed the Ottoman sultans household troops and bodyguard. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... The Abduction from the Seraglio (K. 384; in German Die Entführung aus dem Serail) is a comic opera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ... History (Timeline and Samples) Genres: Alternative - Classical - Dance - Folk - Hip hop - Jazz - Military - Ottoman - Pop - Religious - Rock Music awards Kral - MÃœ-YAP - MGD Charts Powerturk 40 - Kral 20 Annual festivals Istanbul International Music Festival - Istanbul International Jazz Festival - Ankara IMF - Izmir European Jazz Festival Media Bant magazine - Mix! - Adante - BlueJean...


Relationships to later compositions

  • The theme of the first movement was used by Max Reger in one of his best known works, the Variations and Fugue on a theme of Mozart (1914) for orchestra.
  • Jazz musician Dave Brubeck named his own famous Turkish-influenced work with a nearly parallel title, "Blue Rondo à la Turk" on Time Out (1959).
  • Arcadi Volodos recorded his own virtuoso piano adaptation of the Turkish March on his 1997 debut album Piano Transcriptions.
  • The Alla Turca is quoted on electric guitar in the introduction of the song Play With Me by Extreme
  • MC Plus+ used the Turkish March in his song Computer Science for Life.
  • It appears in many versions of the Pump It Up dance arcade game, remixed into a 150-beat per minute rock tune by Banya, under the name "Turkey March".

Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger (March 19, 1873 – May 11, 1916) was a German composer, organist, pianist and teacher. ... For the song titled Orchestra, see The Servant (band). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California[1]), better known as Dave Brubeck, is a U.S. jazz pianist. ... // Track listing Blue Rondo à la Turk - 6:44 Strange Meadowlark - 7:22 Take Five - 5:24 Three to Get Ready - 5:24 Kathys Waltz - 4:48 Everybodys Jumpin - 4:23 Pick Up Sticks - 4:16 All pieces composed by Dave Brubeck, except Take Five, by Paul Desmond. ... Arcadi Volodos (sometimes transliterated Arcady) is a Russian pianist renowned for his technical mastery of the instruments virtuosic repertoire; particularly that of Rachmaninov, Liszt and his transcriptions of recordings of the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz. ... Extreme was the debut record of Boston funk-metal band Extreme. ... Extreme was an American Hard rock band that achieved popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Cover of Algorhythms Armand Navabi (aka MC Plus+) is a Nerdcore hip-hop artist, programmer and PhD student at Purdue. ... This article is about the video game. ... Banya refers to. ...

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