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The great pianist Paul Badura-Skoda counts the first movement of this B flat Major Sonata K. 333 as “among the most beautiful ... in the piano literature.” And who would want to contradict him? What a pyrotechnic display of wonderful and freely vibrant melodies in the first movement; artfully coupled with pianistic runs and flourishes! The sublime slow movement (“Andante cantabile”) could pass as the piano reduction of a string quartet; while the concluding “Allegretto grazioso” is like the jaunty but subtle dance finale from an opera buffa. As we know today; Mozart composed this miraculous sonata in 1783 – previous Mozart scholarship missed the mark entirely with its much earlier date. It appeared in print a year later; interestingly in combination with the (relatively) early piano sonata K. 284 and the grandiose violin sonata K.454.