22. Piano Sonata in B flat, K.333: movement I - Mozart

When was this piece composed?
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What was interesting about the publishment of this piece?
It was published in Vienna in 1784 in a set of 3 pieces, two for solo piano, one for violin and piano.
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When was Mozart born and when did he die?
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What does K.333 refer to?
The position of the piece in the chronological catalogue of Mozart's works made by the Austrian musicologist, Köchel.
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What is the main texture of this work?
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Where is there use of monophonic writing?
It happens quite often, notably in bar 8. These monophonic passages often use scalic writing.
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Where is there use of 3 part texture?
Bars 45-6.
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What happens in bar 102?
A passage in 6ths is used.
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How would the lack of dynamic markings in this piece be treated?
Many of the bars have no dynamic markings at all, so the players of the time would have performed with slight dynamic changes.
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Which dynamic markings are used in bar 39?
fp to give a sudden accent. No extremes of dynamics are marked in the score.
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What was the range of dynamics at the time?
There wasn't a wide range of dynamics available to players.
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How would the dynamics have linked to the differing rhythms?
The steady quaver accompaniment from the beginning of the piece would have been played with less weight than the right hand music.
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This piece is in sonata form. Where are the sections?
1st subject (bars 1-10), Transition (bars 11-22), 2nd subject (bars 23-50), Codetta (bars 50-63), Development (bar 63 beat 4 - 93), 1st subject (bars 93 beat 3-103), transition (bars 103 beat 3-118), 2nd subject (bars 119-152), Coda (bars 153-end).
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What happens with modulations in the Development section?
The melody moves quickly between a number of keys (such as G minor, the relative minor) in bars 67-8.
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Which of the 5 related keys does this piece use?
F major, G minor, C minor.
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What does the dominant preparation do in bars 87-92?
Leads back to the tonic for the Recapitulation section.
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Which kind of cadences reinforce the tonality of the piece?
Perfect cadences, i.e. bars 9-10.
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What kind of cadence does the transition end on?
A perfect cadence (bars 21-2).
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Where are root and first inversion chords outlined?
Bar 1.
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Where are the 2nd inversion chords that help the music move to C minor?
Bar 75 beat 2.
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Where do second inversion chords play over dominant pedal points?
Bar 57.
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Where does syncopation occur?
Bar 5.
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Where is there use of dotted rhythms?
In the Development section, bar 76.
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Where is a chromatic E natural appogiatura used?
Bar 6, beat 3. Chromatic appoggiaturas are an essential feature of Mozart's style.
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Which sort f chords are used in bar 22?
Broken chords are used.
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Which ornament is hinted at in bar 18?
The music has the character of a succession of mordents, this has no specific sign.
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Where is a turn found?
At the end of the Exposition section, bar 62.
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