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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Adagio b minor K. 540

Editor: Ullrich Scheideler
Fingering: Walther Lampe

7.50 €

Urtext Edition, paperbound

Pages: 7 (III, 4), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 137 · ISMN M-2018-0137-7

Level of difficulty (Piano): medium (Level 5/6)

ABRSM: DipABRSM

Mozart composed his Adagio in b minor K. 540 at a time when his financial situation was steadily deteriorating. The war against the Turks was constraining the Viennese people’s interest in music – works were not commissioned and concerts did not take place. It was of no matter that Mozart had shortly before (in 1787) been appointed a salaried k.k. Kammer-Kompositeur. Nevertheless in this year he composed several of his most important works: the “Coronation Concerto” K. 537, the three late symphonies as well as several piano trios. And he also composed this tender Adagio in b minor with its captivating expressiveness. Our single edition uses the musical text from the revised Edition “Piano Pieces” (HN 22).

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