Sheet Music: Turkish Rondo

TitleTurkish Rondo
from Piano Sonata No. 11
Alternate titlesRondo Alla Turca
Turkish March
Opus numberK. 331, Mvmt. 3
ComposerWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
Time signature2/4
Tempo126 BPM
Performance time3:35
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2009-07-12
Last updated2009-07-12
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Sunday 12 July 2009

Tune of the Day: Turkish Rondo

from Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11
Turkish Military Band

This last movement of Mozart's Sonata No. 11, called “Alla Turca”, is popularly known as the “Turkish March”, although this name more correctly refers to another piece by Beethoven. It is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart's best-known piano pieces. 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 music, including Mozart's own opera The Abduction from the Seraglio.