Mozart - Sonata for two pianos in D, KV 448 (3/3)
  • Classical music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448 (1781) 3. Allegro molto. Martha Argerich & Alexandre Rabinovitch It is written in strict sonata-allegro form, with three movements. The sonata was composed for a performance he would give with fellow pianist Josephine von Aurnhammer. Mozart composed this in the galant style, with interlocking melodies and simultaneous cadences. This is one of his only formal compositions written exclusively for two pianos. This sonata was also used in the scientific study that tested the theory of the Mozart Effect, suggesting that classical music increases brain activity more positively than other kinds of music. Molto Allegro: Molto Allegro begins with a galloping theme. The cadences used in this movement are similar to those in Mozart's Rondo alla Turca.

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