Excellent point. I don't however agree with the use of the word 'the' in the above post, and would have considering instead substituting it with 'da' to give it a more appropriate rap-induced theme, given the nature of the topic.
Regrettably Mozart's piano sonata's are not his strongest works. Most of
them were written for students as practise exercises or as a means to gain
employment by dedicating them to noble patrons. Also they were mostly
written for delicate girls to play in their homes. Of course the A minor
and C minor are weighter works than say the C major piano sonata or the D
major one. If I were you I'd discover the piano trios or the sonatas for
violin and piano, genius!
Yes but David, good old Chaikovsky (it is properly spelt with a C) had
problems with overall structure and the full realisation of his musical ideas
(something Mozart usually didn't, and yes I do realise that they were
worlds apart both geographically and in time) - the symphonies are great
(especially number 6) which seem to be an exception - as the first piano
concerto adheres to (the thematic steam soon runs out). Mozart was
Chaikovsky's hero, but like Chopin good old Peter worked best on small
canvases like the ballets (which are divided into smaller units or his
[quote:9aaf0df67c]Plus he didn't have tertiary syphilis either. [/quote:9aaf0df67c]
Er, David, Mozart didn't have syphillis he died of Kidney failure (unrealated to syhillis).
As much as I love Chopin's works I think I'd be right in saying that critics do not rate his works as highly as those of the great exponents of the sonata structure. Haydn developed it with his symphonies and Mozart pretty much perfected it. Especially the last movement of the Jupiter...always with the goose bumps! Also great piano concertos; love No20 in D Minor.