Rondo alla turca, from Sonata KV 331

The last movement of Sonata K. 331 by W.A. Mozart, alla turca, popularly known as the Turkish March, is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart's best known piano pieces: Mozart himself  titled the movement Alla Turca. It imitates the sound of Turkish Janissary bands, the music of which was much in vogue at that time. Various other works of the time imitate this Turkish style, including Mozart's own opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail. In Mozart's time, the last movement was sometimes performed on ... more

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