A Minor Program Note
Unlike in the first movement where this is done with brief moments of silence, Mozart juxtaposes this rapid melody with melodies that are reminiscent to those of the second movement. Mozart Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K.
310 is one written as a response to the shock and mourning of the death of his mother. In this riveting piece filled with striking disparities such as the contrast between the second movement from the other two, and the imbalance caused by the breaks of silence in the first,Mozart truly simulates the emotional reallocates of someone who has Just suffered the loss off mother. I believe each divergence, in the way it takes the listener by surprise, encapsulates the trauma of losing a loved one, which he himself felt.