I know it is already Thursday where a lot of my readers live, but luckily it’s still Wednesday where I am, so I’ll call this a Wednesday Music post anyway.🙂 Today’s piece is Mozart’s Adagio in B minor for Piano, K. 540. Here’s a bit about it.
- Mozart rarely used the key of B minor in his works. In fact, there’s only one other instrumental piece he wrote that is in B minor. It’s the slow movement from the Flute Quartet No. 1, K. 285, a piece I’m actually not familiar with.
- This piece was written in the last few years of Mozart’s life. He entered it into his catalog of works in 1788. Longtime Wednesday Music readers may recall that he died in 1791.
- The length of this piece can vary between six and twelve minutes, depending if the performer decides to repeat certain sections. A lot of music has repeats written in it (there are symbols that tell you what to repeat and how many times to do it), but for some reason, ambiguity exists for this piece.
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