From the Publisher
Great Art from One so Small! As early as the age of four, Mozart amazed his father with his quickness of mind at the keyboard. The first works are easy dance movements by the five-year-old who developed with extraordinary speed. During his lifetime, he wrote several piano pieces, apart from the sonatas and variations. The pieces from his youth, most of them written down in the music book for Maria Anna Mozart and in the so-called London sketch book, are mostly short dance movements, but already there are lengthy individual movements as well. From the mid-1770s, there are mainly are larger individual works, including fantasias and rondos which can stand up as equals to the sonatas and variations of the Viennese period. Volume 1 contains the pieces from his youth which are entirely suitable for elementary teaching; they constitute a varied repertoire of alternatives to the few frequently played piano pieces by young Mozart which, of course, are contained in this volume as well.