Roni's Journal

Saturday, 25 January 2003

Mozart in E-flat

I'm enjoying Mozart's 22nd Piano Concerto in the background. Interestingly, the use of themes coincides with keys in all of Mozart's music. I know at least 2 other pieces of Mozart, also in the key of E-flat major (my favourite!) which have similar thematism. Obviously, each key meant something, gave feeling of something, or emotions. C minor, for example is always connected with something funeral. G minor, in my opinion, though, is connected to something devilish. Mozart wrote a lot more than the 55 known symphonies. But only 2 of them are in minor. And both are in G minor. The second one is No. 40 and is well known (especially to mobile phone possessors!), the other one is much more interesting, from the point of thematic material. I won't go into it, except to say that the last movement's main them resembles the secondary theme of Hava Nagila..

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