Mozart - Rondo Alla Turca
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Why was it written?
Well according to the name it means "in the style of Turkish march". Many still ponder if it really is in Rondo form, or if it is actually in Sonata form, or maybe just a random mix of forms.
Mozart probably composed this in a playful mood, because Turkish marches generally sound like this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=lY3SMLUR6-c . In fact, his tendency to overuse ornamentation styles - like appogiaturas and trills - result in a piece that reminds you of those comical fast-forwarded black and white movies. It's pretty much a satire on the serious Turk marches.
The last movement, Alla Turca, popularly known as the Turkish Rondo, 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.