Mozart: Rondo Alla Turca

I like Mozart. And I like to listen to this piece of music – Rondo Alla Turca (Turk Rondo). If I feel a bit sad, I listen and a few seconds later, I feel better.

Enjoy and tell me, what you think about the music and how you feel when you listen to it!

About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

15 responses to “Mozart: Rondo Alla Turca”

  1. Lawrence Miller says :

    Better! I felt much better. I had just written someone an email telling them that I was sleepy and feared I would miss their call when it came, but now I am again wide awake.

    Now I have to email that person again and tell them I am wide awake and waiting for their call.

    It is hard for me not to be picked by that exquisite little piece of Mozart music.

    He is the master.

    Thank you so much, Ulla.

  2. Joanna Young says :

    Ulla, that’s such a great reminder to allow music to shift our state to something more playful or optimistic. I don’t leave enough room for music in my life – but that’s something I’m hoping to change in 2009.

    Thanks for sharing this piece – my fingers feel like dancing now!

  3. Ulla Hennig says :

    Lawrence,
    I am glad you liked the music and that it helped you – This is one piece of music written by Mozart which is one of my favourites.

  4. Ulla Hennig says :

    Joanna,
    music has a great impact to influence our state of mind. And Mozart just makes me try to whistle through my lips (which I cannot do and never will!)

  5. Ken Allan says :

    Kia ora Ulla

    Baroque? It always makes me feel better. Mozart? Well, it’s the sublime y’know.

    But, hey, the music theorists argue with me about this, BUT, when the main lines of music run in ascending, sonorous arpeggiated flourishes, whether major or minor key, my theory is that it will be uplifting.

    Tekla Badarzewska’s celebrated Maiden’s Parayer does this and she wrote it simply oozing with ascending flourishes in major.

    Catchya later
    from Middle-earth

  6. Nina Barton says :

    Ulla, I love this piece! I’ve taught it to my students, and they all love it too. You might enjoy this performance:

  7. Janice Cartier says :

    Oh that is so fun! Thank you.

    @Ken- ” ….ascending, sonorous arpeggiated flourishes”, those words are fabluous, they just sound happy

    What a treat here today.

  8. Karen Swim says :

    Hi Ulla,

    I love this piece and you’re right it does pick you right up. When I listen I can almost hear birds chirping and feel the sun shining even on the grayest, most silent days. A great reminder to include more music in our life.

  9. Andrew says :

    Ulla,

    I don’t think I’ve heard this since I tried to learn to play it when I was in year eleven at high school.

    At that time, it did not make me feel particularly great at all, because all I could think about was the chasm between what I heard on the CD and the noise pollution which resulted from my playing attempts.

    Seriously, though, it is a wonderful composition, and does have that light, happy feel, which, as you say, makes it a great song to give the spirits a lift.

  10. Brad Shorr says :

    Ulla, I love Mozart, too. This piece has a calming effect on me, but to my ear it is just a little bit sad. Isnt’ that strange?

  11. Ulla Hennig says :

    Brad,
    I think the way we feel music is related to how we feel in general. The same piece of music can arouse different feelings. I hope the next time I am presenting some music here on this blog it won’t you feel sad!

  12. Lunarossa says :

    Hi Ulla, This is my favourite Mozart’s piece of music! Every time I listen to it I feel like dancing and be merry. Thanks for posting it. Tschuess. Antonella

  13. Emma Newman says :

    This was the perfect post to read at the end of a long, tiring work day.

    It’s so bright and crisp, not only did it lift my mood, but also changed my posture! As someone who is desperately unconnected to a sense of their body this was quite a surprise.

    So now I am off to enjoy the evening, instead of flopping onto the sofa. Hoorah!

  14. usedCatier Watches says :

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