Category Archives: Mozart Sonata in A Major K. 331

Piano Technique: Here come the crossed hands in Mozart Sonata in A Major, K. 331 (Variation 4) Videos

Breathe a sigh of relief if you’ve managed to brave the difficult parallel octaves in forte legato! (Variation 3) Mozart is not done. He challenges you in Variation 4 with left-hand-over-right maneuvers. So be ready to relax your wrists and … Continue reading

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Piano Technique: playing parallel octaves in LEGATO (Video and score attached) OPINIONS from 3 pianists

It just so happens that Mozart’s Variation 3 of his Sonata in A Major, K. 331, presents the challenge of playing parallel octaves in LEGATO (smooth and connected) And to make the task even more complex, the composer uses the … Continue reading

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