The Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448 is a piano work composed in 1781 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at 25 years of age. It is written in strict SonataAllegro Form, with three movements. The sonata was composed for a performance he would give with fellow pianist Josephine von Aurnhammer Mozart composed this in thegalantstyle, with interlocking melodies and simultaneous cadences. This is one of his only formal compositions for Two Pianos exclusively.

 

 

Allegro con spirito

The first movement begins in D major, and sets the tonal center with a strong introduction. The two pianos divide the main melody for the exposition, and when the theme is presented both play it simultaneously. Mozart spends little time in the development introducing a new theme unlike most sonata forms, and begins the recapitulation, repeating the first theme.

 

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