Performed at the West Chester University Keyboard Honors Recital, Fall 2014.
Mozart composed his Piano Sonata No. 7 in C Major, K. 309 while travelling Mannheim to Paris in 1777. The first movement conveys a highly contrasting and even whimsical characteristic in its tones. The recurring theme of the exposition contains powerful, grandiose chords, followed by a gentle and quizzical melody line. The same theme as manifested in the development is modulated to a minor variation, carrying a heavier and deeper tone. The first movement in its entirety follows the sonata-form format with a rather extended development section.