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All Things Unusual About Mozart's Sonata, K.331 "Alla Turca."

Mozart's Sonata in A major, K. 331 is delightful to hear, yet it is far from ordinary - in fact, most things about it are quite unusual. In this episode of Bach@Home pianist Magdalena Baczewska explains the unexpected key structure (the sonata is homotonal), the unusual forms of each movement, and why Mozart called the final rondo (in itself uncommon in terms of form) "alla Turca." You will learn about the Turkish Janissary music and get a rare chance to hear the refrain of the Turkish March with the special effect of the Janissary stop!

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