Piano Sonata in A minor K310 (300d)
(ed. Ernst Herttrich, fing. Hans-Martin Theopold)
This dark and tragic sonata in A minor, composed in Paris in 1778, tends to be linked with the death of Mozart's mother on 3 July 1778. While this of course cannot be ruled out, not a single concrete piece of authentic evidence exists that points to such a connection. Use of a minor tonality as the compositional realization of a personal experience of pain is a sort of interpretation that also falls considerably too short; Mozart's art is far too multifaceted for it to be pinnd so one-dimensionally to his biography. The sole authoritative source for the Urtext edition of this much-loved and much-played sonata is Mozart's autograph manuscript (which in parts is difficult to decipher), as the first edition published in 1781 (together with K. 309 and 311) is riddled with errors.
Publisher: Henle Urtext Edition
Item Number: HL 51480396
Series: Henle Music Folios
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