This week I went back to one of my favourite Mozart’s Sonatas, Sonata in F K332, which is the third Sonata of a group of three Sonatas, and I thought it would be a good idea to devote this blog to this Sonata. I will soon post a blog analysing the form of this Sonata in more details.
This Sonata along with k330 and k331 were composed in Vienna or Salzburg in 1783, once they were believed to have been written in 1778 in Paris.
The Sonata has the conventional structure of three movements.
First movement– Allegro, in the key of F major with 3/4 time signature. It has the three main divisions –exposition, development, recapitulation- which are the characteristics of the Sonata form. However Mozart’s freedom in treating the Sonata form is still clear through this movement.
Second movement– Adagio, in the key of B-flat major with 4/4 time signature with a slow tempo. This movement shows Mozart’s skill in improvisation and in elaborating and enriching ornamentations and repeats.
Third movement– Allegro Assai in the key of F major with 6/8 time signature with a rapid tempo. This movement also has a typical Sonata form.