A Minor Blues (Rue du Sentier, 1778) for piano (2005)

Duration: ca. 5 minutes

Publisher: Schott Music

A Minor Blues (Rue du Sentier, 1778) – the title refers to a key that Mozart used only exceptionally, but also to a slight resentment. Mozart‘s Piano Sonata in A Minor, problably written in the street mentioned in the subtitle, serves as background for this short, but somewhat tricky piano piece. Even though there are no direct quotations, an exciting chord from the opening theme, a sequence of minor and major seconds from the Andante influence the musical material on a deeper level.
The pianist may create a mosaic of small patterns circling lightly around a few gestures that are connected to each other. The soft melancholy, however, is been interrupted by short, harsh strokes.